Saturday 17 March 2018

Baggies bring in Camp

Lee Camp has joined West Brom
Lee Camp has joined West Brom

West Brom have signed goalkeeper Lee Camp as cover for their injured England stopper Ben Foster, who is out for three months.

Camp, who has nine Northern Ireland caps, was a free agent and has been signed on a rolling monthly contract until January.

The 29-year-old Camp has made 349 league appearances during spells at Derby, Burton, QPR, Nottingham Forest and Norwich.

It follows the Baggies, currently bottom of the Premier League, securing the services of midfielder Morgan Amalfitano on a season-long loan from Marseille with an option to make the deal permanent.

Foster has suffered a stress fracture in his right foot and West Brom's goalkeeping coach Dean Kiely said Camp's signing was timely.

"Lee will bring experience and authority to the goalkeeping department," Kiely told the club's website.

"We have acted quickly in the wake of Ben's injury and made a really good signing.

"Lee comes with a strong pedigree, having played at a high level both domestically and internationally."

Amalfitano, 28, has been at Marseille since 2011, has one international cap for France and has also played for Lorient and Sedan.

Marseille confirmed in a statement on their official website: "Olympique de Marseille announce the loan with a purchase option for a permanent transfer for Morgan Amalfitano to English club West Bromwich Albion."

West Brom boss Steve Clarke is also looking to strengthen up front after seeing his side go a third straight league game without scoring.

Clarke said: "I've spoken at length about the need to bring fresh faces in to the club."

Nigeria striker Peter Odemwingie has been linked with a move to Swansea and Clarke it was "50-50" whether the player leaves West Brom for another club.

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