Doumbia claims Baggies deal
Rennes midfielder reportedly on his way to England
By Giscard Gourizro & Graeme Bailey. Last Updated: July 13, 2012 11:35am
Tongo Doumbia: Claiming West Brom deal
Rennes midfielder Tongo Doumbia claims that he is set to finalise a move to West Bromwich Albion.
French sources claim that the two clubs have finally come to agreement over the midfielder after lengthy talks and say he is due in England on Friday for a medical.
Doumbia revealed earlier this month that he was in talks about a move to the Premier League, and now he has stated that the club in question are West Brom.
"I have no regrets about leaving Rennes, I go quietly and with a smile on my face, I have no grudges against the club," he told 20Minutes in France.
Asked about West Brom he said: "I felt a lot of desire from them, obviously it is less glamorous than Arsenal, but I will be able to continue my progress.
"The Premier League thrills me and I hope this is the beginning of a new adventure."