Soccer-West Brom sign Ireland international Reid

Wed, 26 May 18:23:00 2010

Premier League newcomers West Bromwich Albion have agreed a deal to sign Ireland international defender Steven Reid, the club said on Wednesday.

Reid spent two months on loan at the Midlands club last season, helping them to a second-place finish in the Championship (second division) behind Newcastle United.

"He made a big impact last season - both on and off the field," manager Roberto Di Matteo said on the club website (

"He was a consistent performer and also great in the dressing room. Reidy's a really positive character -- and you can never have too many of those in your squad."

Reid, 29, will join on a Bosman free transfer on July 1 after completing a medical and signing a two-year contract.

(Reporting by Toby Davis; Editing by Justin Palmer


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