Baggies swoop for Menseguez

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West Brom have completed a beat-the-deadline swoop for winger Juan Carlos Menseguez.

The 24-year-old has joined on loan until the end of the season, with a view to a permanent move, from ten-times Argentine Primera Division champions San Lorenzo.

The relevant paperwork was processed literally seconds before the winter transfer window closed at 5pm.

Menseguez made 14 appearances for San Lorenzo during the Primera Division Apertura, which finished late December.

The pacey wideman also has experience of competing in the Copa Libertadores - South America's equivalent of the Champions League.

He started his career as a junior at South-American giants River Plate and penned his first professional contract in 2002.

Menseguez joined Wolfsburg on loan during the 2003-04 campaign and sealed a permanent move to the German outfit the following season.

After three seasons in the Bundesliga, Menseguez returned to Argentina to join then-Primera Division Clausura champions San Lorenzo in 2007. In total, Menseguez has made 136 career league appearances, including 53 as a substitute, scoring ten times.

Meanwhile the Baggies have also signed defensive midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu on loan from Paris St Germain until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal.

The 22-year-old, who was born in Kinshasa and has been capped seven times by the Democratic Republic of Congo, made 68 appearances for the Ligue 1 club, scoring once.

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