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26 July 2005 | ©football365.com

West Brom have completed the signing of former Portsmouth striker Diomansy Kamara from Italian club Modena in a £1.5million deal.

The Senegal international has put pen to paper on a three-year deal which also has a further year's option in the club's favour.

Kamara, who completed the move after passing a medical, has become Albion's fourth signing of the summer after Darren Carter, Steve Watson and Chris Kirkland.

The 24-year-old signed for Portsmouth for £2.25million last summer but the south coast club invoked an escape clause in the contract which meant they recouped £1.5million of their outlay and the player returned to Modena.

He has made six appearances for his country and helped them reach the quarter-finals of the 2004 African Nations Cup.

Albion manager Bryan Robson said: "One of the big reasons we have brought Diomansy onboard is because he is very versatile.

"He can play in three different positions - wide left, wide right or through the middle as a centre-forward.

"He has got loads of pace and, on the occasions I saw him play for Portsmouth last season, I thought he looked a real threat.

"The sheer pace he has got makes him very dangerous and we're delighted we've snapped him up."

French-born Kamara scored 11 goals in Serie A during two seasons for Modena after helping them to gain promotion three years ago.

Prior to that, he also had spells with Italian sides Chievo and Catanzaro between 1999 and 2002.



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