Branislav Ivanovic: West Brom sign former Chelsea defender | Football News

Ivanovic spent nine years at Chelsea where he won 10 trophies

Last Updated: 15/09/20 4:23pm

Branislav Ivanovic has joined West Brom after leaving Zenit

Branislav Ivanovic has sealed a return to the Premier League after signing a one-year contract with West Brom.

The 36-year-old left Chelsea in February 2017 and has spent the last three-and-a-half years in Russia with Zenit Saint Petersburg.

Ivanovic becomes Slaven Bilic’s sixth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Cedric Kipre, David Button and Callum Robinson.

The Serbian defender spent nine years at Chelsea between 2008-2017, winning 10 major trophies which included the 2012 Champions League.

Bilic said after West Brom’s opening game 3-0 defeat to Leicester that Ivanovic’s signing was almost done and the club have now confirmed it.

Ivanovic returns to the Premier League after leaving Chelsea in 2017

Ivanovic, who can play at right-back or centre-back, was a free agent after leaving Zenit following the conclusion of the Russian Premier League on July 22.

He brings a wealth of Premier League experience to the newly-promoted Baggies, having made 261 league appearances during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Ivanovic (left) has won three Premier League titles

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