Diego Lugano moves from PSG to West Brom

Clive Rose

The Uruguayan defender leaves Paris Saint-Germain for England, joining West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal.

Paris Saint-Germain has confirmed the transfer of Diego Lugano to West Bromwich Albion. The defender, who joined PSG in August 2011 after five seasons with Fenerbahce, has signed a two year deal with West Brom.

Lugano's time at PSG would not be considered a rousing success. Although a constant with the Uruguayan national team, the defender displayed little brilliance while in Paris, and his poor form combined with injuries led to just 12 appearances in Ligue 1. Last season, he recorded no league appearances with PSG before being sent off to Málaga on loan in January. Lugano notched 11 appearances for the Spanish side, but failed to impress enough to have the loan made permanent.

And so, at 32 years old, he lands up at The Hawthorns. Will he cut it against Premier League attackers, or will Lugano spend most of his time sitting on the bench? Time will tell, but enough viewings of Lugano suggest it's unlikely he'll be a stalwart in the Baggies' back line.

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