Yassine El Ghanassy, dubbel Yassine by the Ghent supporters, has passed a medical and will wear the number 10 shirt for West Brom. The English club will have the option of making the deal permanent after this season.
El Ghanassy is a technically skilled fast winger with an excellent pass who has the ability to put defenders on the wrong foot. Scoring goals is not his specialty, although he did score 7 last season for Ghent (East Flanders). West Brom manager Steve Clarke said that "we believe he has the raw talent to make an impact here."
The player, who was eyeing a transfer for some time, was also delighted. "I am very eager to prove what I am worth. I am looking forward to playing against the top players in the Premier League." The 22-year-old had two caps for the Belgian national team in the past.