When West Bromwich Albion announced that Bakary Sako had finalised a move to The Hawthorns it came as no big surprise.
The attacker has been a free agent since the end of last season after he was released by Crystal Palace.
At one point the 30-year-old was linked to Middlesbrough and Aston Villa, but after spending a few weeks training with the Baggies, a contract was offered.
The Mali international has signed a season-long contract in a bid to help West Brom achieve promotion back to the Premier League.
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— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) October 2, 2018
Sako has plenty of experience in the English game having played for Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he spent three years between 2012 and 2015.
During that time the winger made 124 appearances, scoring 38 goals and creating 36 assists.
On Twitter plenty of West Brom fans posted their thoughts on the new arrival, and they were all positive.
This is a good signing and a devastating blow to our rivals in my opinion
— DeanH (@DeanDjh1976) October 2, 2018
Inject the salty wolves fans ???
— OB (@Bxrke_) October 2, 2018
— Scott ?????????????? (@BoingUK) October 2, 2018
Welcome to the Baggies! Good luck for the rest of the season.
— ?LadyJ? (@An_80s_Girl) October 2, 2018
Good signing to tide us over, I reckon.
— Adam Stevens (@AdamLibertyLies) October 2, 2018
Welcome to the hawthorns what a great signing we have
— Jonathan Evans (@JonathanEvans79) October 2, 2018
— Conrad Chircop (@conradchircop) October 2, 2018
What a beast
— 2Kanes?????? (@JusTWriGhT92x) October 2, 2018
Darren Moore’s team are currently third in the Championship table, two points adrift of leaders Leeds United with a game in hand.