Belfast Telegraph

West Brom agree deals for World Cup duo Gamboa and Davidson

By Robert Jones

West Brom have strengthened their defence after completing the signings of international duo Cristian Gamboa and Jason Davidson.

Gamboa, who played all five matches for Costa Rica at the World Cup, joins for an undisclosed fee from Norwegian side Rosenborg, with the versatile right-sided defender penning a three-year deal.

Baggies head coach Alan Irvine said: "Cristian is a player I was extremely impressed by during the World Cup.

"We faced stiff competition from other Premier League clubs for his services but we've managed to convince Cristian that West Bromwich Albion is the best club for him to join.

"Cristian is a quick, aggressive defender with good energy levels. He gets up and down the pitch really well and we believe he will continue to improve."

Davidson's signing was announced after a contract dispute with his former club Heracles Almelo was resolved.

Davidson, who also played in Brazil for Australia this summer, believed he had finished his contract with Heracles.

Heracles, however, informed Davidson they had triggered a one-year option on that deal.

To get the deal over the line, Albion have paid an undisclosed fee for the 23-year-old left-back, who has signed a two-year contract.

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