Ivanovic admits he’s happy to be back to the Premier League

Chelsea legend Branislav Ivanovic has returned to the Premier League, after signing for the newly promoted West Bromwich Albion.

Ivanovic signed a short term deal with the Baggies, after playing for Zenit since 2017 after leaving Chelsea.

Upon signing for West Brom, Ivanovic told the official West Brom website: “The Premier League is the best league in the world.

“I need to challenge myself and I am ready for the challenge. I am really happy to be back playing in the Premier League. I hope I am going to be successful here.

“I have a lot of ambition and I want to prove a lot of things. I will give everything for the team.”

West Brom manager Slaven Bilic was also pleased to sign up the Chelsea legend.

Bilic added: “He’s a great addition for us, a team who are newly promoted in the Premier League. He ticks all the boxes for us.

“He’s done everything in his career – it’s been magnificent. We’re delighted. He adds quality and experience on the pitch and off the pitch.

“So it is not only him, it is him plus the influence he will have on not just defenders but the whole team around him. That’s why we targeted him as one of our prime targets. It’s a great signing for us.”

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