Former West Brom wonderkid flop Yassine El Ghanassy has finally found a new team ... in Norway

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The one time Belgian international is aiming to get his career back on track with Stabaek.

In the summer of 2012 West Brom pulled off an excellent deal to bring talented Belgian winger Yassine El Ghanassy to the club.

The winger had impressed at KAA Gent and earned a solitary Belgium cap in 2011.

The deal was a loan move, with the idea of making it permanent at the end of the 2012-13 season. However, things never really got off the ground for the talented attacker.

Things started well, he scored on debut in a 4-2 League Cup win over Yeovil Town. But he played just two more games for West Brom, never featuring in the Premier League. His loan deal was cut short in January and he headed to Dutch side Heerenveen for the rest of the season.

El Ghanassy struggled with his fitness and work rate in English football and was therefore a flop with The Baggies despite his obvious promise.

The Belgian went on to spend part of 2014 on loan at United Arab Emirates club Al-Ain but was released in the summer and remained unemployed for the next nine months.

But he has finally found a new club. Much like a fellow West Brom flop Diego Lugano, who recently signed for Swedish side BK Hacken, he has made his way to Scandinavia.

El Ghanassy has joined Norwegian side Stabaek. He signed a deal at the end of March, keeping him at the club until the end of the Norwegian season.

He joins a club managed by former USA head coach Bob Bradley and will wear the number 11 shirt at the club, who finished 9th in the top tier of Norwegian football last term.

He will be hoping this can be the stepping stone toward a rejuvenation in his career. Who knows, it might lead him back to the Premier League one day?

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