first_img Baggies boss Tony Pulis has been in the market for a new goalkeeper all summer and has turned his attention to Lindegaard after failing in a bid to sign David Marshall from Cardiff. West Brom had been in discussions with the Bluebirds about Marshall but refused to meet the Welsh club’s valuation of the player – reported to be £5million. Press Association West Brom have signed Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on a two-year deal. center_img Lindegaard had a year remaining on his contract at Manchester United but has now headed to the Midlands. “Since moving to England I’ve been impressed with how well West Brom have done in the Premier League,” Lindegaard said. “I had a good chat with Tony Pulis – I must call him the ‘gaffer’ now – and he convinced me it would be a good move for me and the club. “From there things moved very quickly. I was very keen to get it done so I can just concentrate on the thing that matters most, the football. “I am very happy to join and hope I can make a big contribution this season.” The 31-year-old, who joined United from Norwegian club Aalesund in January 2011 for a £3.5million fee, found his first-team chances limited, making the last of 29 appearances 16 months ago in a 4-0 victory against Newcastle at St James’ Park. Lindegaard will provide competition for Boaz Myhill, with regular number one Ben Foster not expected back until October as he recovers from a knee injury. He is the third player to move from Old Trafford to West Brom this year, following Darren Fletcher and Jonny Evans. Albion also announced that striker Brown Ideye had departed for Greek side Olympiacos for an undisclosed fee. Ideye, 26, joined Albion last summer from Dynamo Kyiv and scored seven times in 31 appearances. last_img read more

first_imgWorld Cup Griezmann expecting ‘big things’ from Pogba under World Cup spotlight Jon Fisher 16:19 6/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) GriezmannPogba - Cropped Getty Images World Cup Paul Pogba France v Australia France Australia Kylian Mbappé Antoine Griezmann Paul Pogba has been tipped to shine at he World Cup by France team-mates Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe. Antoine Griezmann says France are expecting big things from Paul Pogba, ahead of their World Cup opener against Australia on Saturday.Pogba comes into the tournament on the back of another mixed season at Manchester United with critics still questioning the 25-year-old’s ability to impose his authority on matches on a consistent basis.Griezmann, though, is convinced of the former Juventus midfielder’s ability and has backed him to show it in Russia. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move He told FIFA.com: “We’re expecting big things from Paul – all his touches of brilliance and his long-range goals.”We’re expecting him to get the crowd on their feet. There isn’t a leader in the side, but when Paul talks, everyone listens.”Teenage striker Kylian Mbappe also hailed Pogba’s qualities and talked up his leadership skills.The Paris Saint-Germain man said: “Paul is a creative player. He also makes his physical presence felt on the pitch and he’s a quality passer of the ball as well.”He’s important. He’s a great player, and great players are always leaders. Wherever we go, he leads everyone, and you feel like following him too.”After suffering disappointment on home soil two years ago when Les Bleus were beaten in the final of the European Championship by Portugal, Griezmann wants to go one better this time round.”We just missed out on being champions at the Euros. The time has come for us to set the seal on everything we’ve done in these last four years,” added the Atletico Madrid forward, who on Thursday confirmed he would be staying at the Wanda Metropolitano next season after rebuffing interest from Barcelona.last_img read more