Motherwell cult hero Cedric Kipre has completed a move to the Premier League with recently promoted West Brom.
The Ivory Coast youth international is still a well-loved figure at Fir Park, fans taking him to their hearts after a stellar season in Lanarkshire. He signed for Stephen Robinson’s side in 2017 following his release from Leicester City.
He shone in 52 claret and amber appearances, earning him a move to Wigan and the Steelmen a seven-figure sum. He did well in the English Championship too and has now switched to West Brom.
Wigan are in administration and are selling off their key assets in cut-price deals. West Brom have managed to secure Kipre for less than what Wigan paid Motherwell for the towering defender.
The 23-year-old has signed a four-year deal with the Baggies as his journey up the football ladder continues. It’s another feather in the cap for Motherwell, having watched the likes of David Turnbull, Louis Moult, Marvin Johnston and James Scott to name a few make big moves north and south after time at Fir Park.
Kipre’s rise is one of the big success stories to come out of Fir Park in recent years.