Bougherra makes Baggies admission

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Madjid Bougherra has revealed how he was seconds away from signing for West Brom before Rangers manager Walter Smith made a dramatic last-gasp swoop.

The Algeria international, 25, was all set to finalise a deal with the Baggies but the transfer was put on hold because chairman Jeremy Peace was not available to rubber-stamp the move.

The delay allowed Rangers to make a late bid and Bougherra admits the prospect of playing in Europe convinced him to turn his back on the English top flight and move to Ibrox in a four-year deal worth £2.5million.

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