West Brom sign QPR winger Matt Phillips

The Baggies have made their first signing of the summer with the capture of the QPR midfielder on a four-year deal.

West Brom sign QPR winger Matt Phillips
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West Bromwich Albion have completed their first signing of the summer with the capture of QPR winger Matt Phillips

The 25-year-old midfielder will move to The Hawthorns for a fee in the region of £5.5m on a four-year deal.

Phillips spent three season at Loftus Road after moving to The Hoops from Blackpool FC in 2013, scoring 14 goals in 90 appearances for the West London side.

The winger is now set to join up with his teammates for West Brom's pre-season camp in Austria.

'Great chance' for Phillips

Baggies boss Tony Pulis was delighted to welcome Phillips to the club.

Speaking to the club's official website Pulis stated, "We're really pleased to have Matty on board. This is a great chance for him to show everyone he belongs in the top-flight of English football."

West Brom first registered an interest in Phillips over a year ago, but now their patience has paid off.

Phillips counting on 'goals and assists'

Phillips himself is confident of what he will bring to the table in the West Midlands.

"My game is about pace and power and strength, looking to take people on, getting shots off and getting crosses in," said Phillips.

"Assists and goals - that's what I will be counting on". The winger continued: I want to get my place in the starting XI and build from there. But I'm not the finished article by any means. I'm 25 and I still feel I can bring more to my game."

The midfielder also spoke with former QPR teammate Sandro about a possible move.

"I have spoken to [Darren Fletcher] and Sandro about coming here and they had nothing but good to say about the club.

The winger's next experience at The Hawthorns is set to be a markedly different one, of which Phillips is happily aware.

"My last game here was when QPR were fighting for our lives to stay in the Premier League".

He continued, "But it seemed a great stadium with a great atmosphere and I can't wait to get out in front of the fans and show them what I can do."

The 25 year-old concluded, "Now I can't wait to get started."