Cristian Gamboa close to signing for West Brom

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West Brom are close to announcing a new signing in Costa Rican international Cristian Gamboa from Rosenborg, according to Sky Sports.

The right-back and World Cup star has supposedly completed a medical ahead of completing his £1.8 million move to the Baggies in the next few hours.

And new manager Alan Irvine will want to get this deal wrapped up as soon as possible with the new season not far away.

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Irvine didn’t waste any time getting started though, with deals for Craig Gardner, Joleon Lescott, Chris Baird, Sebastien Pocognoli, Brown Ideye and Andre Wisdom all completed.

Now Gamboa looks to be the next name added to that last after shining at this summer’s World Cup, where he played in all five games for his national side, helping them to the quarter- finals, playing really well in the process and even grabbing an assist against Uruguay.

Good World Cup form

Having played against many Premier League stars at the tournament, including all of the England stars, it will have given him a little taste of what is to come.

His good form at the World Cup alerted him to a number of clubs, as fellow Premier League side Hull City were very interested in signing the player, but seem to have fallen just short of the mark.

New boss Irvine will want his many new players to warm to each other and adapt to his style on their pre season tour of the USA. With their first game of the season nearing ever closer when they face Sunderland at home on August 16.

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