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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Paul Scharner to West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion have wrapped up the signing of former Wigan Athletic star Paul Scharner on a free transfer.

The deluded 30-year-old confirmed he has agreed to join the huge club and the former Austria international was at Anfield on Sunday to watch the Baggies edge one step nearer to relegation after getting done 1-0 by Liverpool.

Reports from Austria claim the utility man has signed a two-year contract worth more than £30,000-a-week, making Scharner one of the biggest earners in Baggies history if confirmed.

The reports also claim the contract will include a ‘get-out clause’ allowing Scharner to leave next summer on a free transfer – but only to one of seven specified clubs including Barcelona, Inter Milan and Manchester United.
And Scharner, who became frustrated by being used as a centre-back by Wigan, said the chance to play in midfield had helped lure him to The Hawthorns in a deal that represents a major coup for the Baggies because no-one else in the Premier League wanted him.

“I have got from Roberto Di Matteo, the coach, the chance to prove myself in midfield,” said the 6ft 4in player, who was linked with moves every Premier League club following his decision to leave Wigan at the end of last season.

Di Matteo also confirmed Scharner would be Albion’s final signing of the summer transfer window and added: “We’ve got loads of hair dye and shaving stuff in ready for the weird cunts arrival."

West Brom chief Dan Ashworth has been spotted today at Comet in Sandwell buying a Hoover with built in attachments.

Meanwhile, Scharner’s agent, Dave from Skem claims this is the right move for the player insisting that West Brom are a massive club compared to little Wigan. He said: “I have my ear to the ground and have loads of contacts because I'm a really big man and very important and the word on the street is you are in heavy shit. I'm mad as a twat me."

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