Baggies begin Tamas talks

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West Brom have opened talks with Gabriel Tamas and parent club Auxerre over making his loan deal permanent.

The Romania centre-back arrived at The Hawthorns back in January and has helped the club secure an immediate return to the Premier League, starting all 22 league games since his move and scoring two goals in the process. Albion have always had an option to turn the loan agreement into a fixed contract and discussions have now started.

Tamas, who scored the equaliser in Monday`s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace, told the club`s official website: "My goal was promotion with West Brom - and now we are promoted. I am very happy. My agent received a piece of paper saying they are going to buy me so hopefully I`ll be at West Brom."

He added: "When I first came here I said I wanted to play in the Premier League with West Brom so it`s like a dream come true."

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