• Danny Holla signs for Albion

    Albion have completed the signing of Dutch midfielder Danny Holla on a three-year contract, until June 2017.

    Holla was present at St Andrews yesterday to see Albion's second 1-0 defeat of the campaign but, despite that, has committed to a three-year deal, and has joined up with the Albion squad ahead of Tuesday night's visit to Elland Road. Having not been involved in a formal pre-season training programme, it remains to be seen how ready Holla is for Championship action.

    The Dutchman has a wealth of experience in the Eredivisie, the top Dutch football league, representing FC Grongingen, loan spells to FC Zwolle, VVV Vento and, most recently, ADO Den Haag.

    Holla gets involved at both ends of the pitch, and has an impressive goalscoring record, including 14 goals in his 54 appearances for Den Haag.

    1860 Munich, who play in the German second division were linked with Holla earlier this Summer, but a deal was not struck and Holla remained a free agent before signing for the Albion.

    Holla will give Albion boss Sami Hyypia another option in the middle of the field, joining Toko Nzuzi, Rohan Ince, Jake Forster-Caskey, the suspended Andrew Crofts and injured Dale Stephens. Loan signing Joao Teixeira impressed from the bench on his Albion debut yesterday and will be competing with Kemy Agustien, Kazenga LuaLua and the currently injured Solly March in more advanced roles.

    This move will not be the end of Albion's transfer activity. With two weeks to go until the transfer window closes, the club are considering options at left-back, having lost out to Burnley for Stephen Ward's signature, as well as a striker to provide greater threat in front of goal. After two rounds of Championship fixtures, the Albion are the only team yet to find the back of the net.

    Danny Holla can take a free-kick:

    ...and take a penalty...

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