West Brom: Belgium defender Sebastien Pocognoli joins Baggies

Sebastien Pocognoli of Belgium
Sebastien Pocognoli made 30 Bundesliga appearances for Hannover 96

West Bromwich Albion have signed left-back Sebastien Pocognoli from Hannover 96 for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old Belgium international has signed a three-year deal.

Pocognoli has won 12 caps but was not selected for the World Cup after missing the final six weeks of the season through injury.

West Brom head coach Alan Irvine said: "He's joined us with a real hunger to prove himself at Albion and get back into the international set-up."

Pocognoli won the Dutch title with AZ Alkmaar and has also played for Genk and Standard Liege in Belgium.

Irvine added: "Sebastien is an experienced left-back who has played at a high level for many years."

He becomes the club's fourth summer signing, after deals for Craig Gardner,Joleon Lescott and Chris Baird.

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