Head Coach of English Premier League outfit West Brom, Tony Pulis, has signed Queen Park Rangers winger ahead of the coming season.
The talented 25-year old player Matt Philips agreed to a move from QPR after his friends at the club Darren Fletcher and Sandro eased his fears.
The Scottish international, who plays wide at QPR, has been on the target list of West Brom Albion for some time until Pulis was able to convince him to join the club. The club refused to disclose his transfer fee but confirmed that they have signed the player on a four-year deal. Philips arrives just in time for the move to Austria for training.
Pulis spoke about the deal. He said: “We’re really pleased to have Matty on board. This is a great chance for him to show everyone he belongs in the top flight of English football.” The Technical Director Nick Hammond confirmed that the player had been under the club’s radar for a while now and they the club was “very pleased to have finally”
gotten his signature. He holds that the player is a great addition to the team as he bring versatility within the group. He says Philips can play as a central striker aside playing wide and are just happy he agreed to the move.
When asked about his transfer to the new club, Philips said his game was about pace and power and strength. He says: “I want to get my place in the starting XI and build from there. But, I’m not the finished article by any means. I’m 25 and I still feel I can bring more to my game.”
On Pulis’ methods at the club, he said he was warned but that the assurances from Darren Fletcher, who has played two seasons already, and Sandro calmed his nerves.