West Brom In Talks To Sign Three Time Premier League Winner
West Brom will attempt to avoid boinging once again by signing some Premier League winning experience, with the newly promoted side in talks with Branislav Ivanovic.
Ivanovic has been playing for Zenit St Petersburg for the past three and a half years, and played in the recent Russian Super Cup final earlier this summer, but his contract expired in July.
According to Russian outlet Championat, the Baggies have already begun talks with the defender and he is keen on moving to the Premier League.
The 36-year-old was previously linked with Everton earlier this summer but those rumours disappeared quite quickly but it's clear that he wants a move back to England.
He previously played for Chelsea for 10 seasons from 2007 until 2017 and became one of the best right backs in the the league during that time.
Ivanovic won three league titles with the Blues, three FA Cups, a League Cup and both the Champions League and Europa League.
Since moving back to Russia, having previously played for Spartak Moscow, the Serb won two more league titles with Zenit, although he might end up being best known for dropping, and smashing, the glass Russian Super cup back in July.
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The Baggies have only just returned to the top tier, after losing out on the Championship title to Leeds United last season.
Slaven Bilic will be desperate to try and avoid continuing the clubs tradition of bouncing between the top two tiers, leading them to getting the 'Boing Boing Baggies' nickname.
The west Midlands club's last spell in the league actually lasted eight seasons, from 2010-2018, but they have had four relegations back to the Championship since first being promoted to the Premier League for the first time in 2002.
We love a dropped trophy. Here's Branislav Ivanović this evening making a meal of lifting the Russian Cup. pic.twitter.com/5VA7EnMPuN- The Blizzard (@blzzrd) July 25, 2020
On two occasions those promotions and relegations have happened three times in-a-row. In 2002 they won promotion, were relegated in 2003 and promoted again in 2004. In 2008 they were promoted again before being relegated in 2009 and being promoted once more in 2010.
The club have already signed Matheus Pereira and Grady Diangana this summer, with the former West Ham winger's departure from the London Stadium not going down too well in east London.
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