Football: West Brom sign Chinese striker Zhang Yuning

Chinese international striker Zhang Yuning (No. 9) will be sent out on loan for two seasons to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen by parent English Premier League club West Brom.
Chinese international striker Zhang Yuning (No. 9) will be sent out on loan for two seasons to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen by parent English Premier League club West Brom.

London (AFP) - Chinese international striker Zhang Yuning signed for English Premier League side West Brom on Monday and was promptly loaned to German Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen for two years.

The 20-year-old - who has been capped nine times at senior level - is according to the English club an investment for the long-term future.

"The Baggies have signed one of the nation's brightest young football prospects, Zhang Yuning, in a 'development project' that they hope could one day see him make a Premier League breakthrough," read a statement on the club's official website.

Zhang's signing is subject to international clearance.