Ideye to bank on West Brom’s Nigerian factor

West Bromwich Albion’s Nigerian import, Brown Ideye says he will bank on the “Nigerian factor” in the club to excel in his time at the midlands.

Ideye recently joined WBA from Dynamo Kiev for a club record ten million pounds and is set to join up with his team mates after a delay in the issuance of a visa.

Ideye told Naijafootball247.com that West Bromwich Albion certainly knows how to handle Nigerian players and he will capitalize on that.

“From Ifeanyi Udeze to Nwankwo Kanu, then Osaze Odemwingie and Victor Anichebe, we have had four Nigerians there previously and none of them has been a flop,” Ideye said.

“I think this club knows how to handle Nigerian players because they sign a lot of them and for me I will concentrate on the games when they come and put ahead of me the fact that when I get onto the pitch for a game the only option will be to win it.”

After a two week delay, Ideye finally got a visa and is expected to join his mates before the end of the week

As soon as the news got to him on Monday that his visa had been approved, he tweeted, “So Happy to announce that my Visa has been issued, will join the team ASAP #wba,”

Brown Ideye will wear the number 9 jersey at West Bromwich Albion this season.

“It’s a big jersey because people always expect those who wear this jersey to score loads of goals but for me, I will just give my best and make sure that at the end of the day I assist the team.

“I believe good things will happen because in everygame I always want to show my self and work for my team.


“I will not set a goals target for myself but I believe this transfer to West Brom will be a good one,” Ideye enthused.
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