Ivanovic returns to the Premier League

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Former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has sealed a return to the Premier League after signing a one-year contract with West Brom.

Ivanovic left Chelsea in 2017 and has spent the last three-and-a-half years at Zenit Saint Petersburg in Russia.

The 36-year-old becomes Slaven Bilic’s sixth signing following the arrivals of Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Cedric Kipre, David Button and Callum Robinson.

“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,” Ivanovic told the club’s website.

“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,” he said.

The Serbian defender spent nine years at Chelsea between 2008-2017, winning 10 major trophies which included the 2012 Champions League.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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