English Premiership

Rickie Lambert joins West Brom

2015-07-31 19:22
Rickie Lambert (Getty Images)
Rickie Lambert (Getty Images)

London - Striker Rickie Lambert has joined West Bromwich Albion from Liverpool on a two-year contract, his new club announced on Friday.

The 33-year-old England international has signed for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £3 million ($4.7 million, 4.3 million euros).

After excelling during a five-year spell at Southampton, Lambert joined boyhood club Liverpool in a £4 million deal last year, but he endured a frustrating time at Anfield, scoring only three goals.

"Rickie is a good, strong, solid player who is a great character, good in the dressing room and good on the pitch," West Brom manager Tony Pulis told the club website.

"We are very pleased to have him on board. He's a player of great pedigree and we look forward to integrating him into our squad."

Lambert is West Brom's third close-season signing after winger James McClean joined from Wigan Athletic and centre-back James Chester arrived from Hull City.

Having been released by Liverpool aged 15, Lambert played for Blackpool, Macclesfield Town, Stockport County, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers before helping Southampton rise from the third tier to the Premier League.

He made a memorable England debut against Scotland in an August 2013 friendly at Wembley, rising from the bench to head home the winning goal in a 3-2 victory with his first touch as an international footballer.

He has since made 10 further England appearances, scoring two goals, and was a member of Roy Hodgson's squad at last year's World Cup in Brazil.

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