Twitter reacts to West Bromwich's capture of Hull's James Chester.
West Bromwich Albion have announced the signing of Hull City defender James Chester for a fee of £8million, with the 26-year-old signing a four-year deal at The Hawthorns.
The Wales international defender completed a medical and agreed personal terms at Albion’s training ground on Tuesday ahead of a move, which BBC Sport reports as £8 million.
Chester made 171 appearances for Hull after signing from Manchester United in 2011, but could not prevent the Tigers being relegated from the Premier League last season.
He made 23 league outings for the Midlands club last term, winning 45% of his attempted tackles and 54% of his headed duels. Meanwhile, he weighed in with an average of eight defensive actions per match.
"James did very well for Hull City. I've had a good chat with him and he's the type of player I like," Baggies manager Tony Pulis told the club's website.
"He's young, a strong character, a good defender, he has good feet and he has the Manchester United stamp all over him, just like Ryan Shawcross (Stoke) and Darren Fletcher (West Brom). They're wonderful lads and I'm told James is as well."
Here's how Twitter reacted to the 26-year-old's move. It is fair to say there were a few comical responses - most of which focused on the player's transfer fee. However, the reaction towards his return to the Premier League has been largely positive.
It should illegal to pay £8million for James Chester— Chris (@chrisbraiths) July 29, 2015
James Chester has signed for WBA for £8million. pic.twitter.com/4q4xIZyuxq— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 29, 2015
James Chester is comfortably the best defender - if not player - I've seen in a #hcafc shirt. Gutted to see him go. Massive loss.— Brad Rial (@BradRial) July 28, 2015
8 million for James Chester what is football coming to— Chezzz (@cYerrell) July 29, 2015
Well done #wba in signing James chester.see you can do it.Now go get another 5 of similar quality and age.— Michael whitehouse (@Michaelwh24) July 29, 2015
Everyone happy with the signing of James Chester i certainly am :) #MCBAGGIE— West Brom POTBC (@blackcountrywba) July 29, 2015
Great signing for us in james chester very good defender.sako and lambert maybe soon?want us to get philips and and left back aswell— karl (@smiffywba1978) July 29, 2015
Good to see James Chester is back in the prem at West Brom. He was class when he was on loan with us a few seasons back.— Ryan Graham (@RyGraham_1) July 29, 2015
James Chester for 8m I'd rather kiss whiskers— ryan (@RyanDuggy) July 29, 2015
8 million quid for James Chester! Christ, Hull got themselves a good deal there.....— James Way (@JimboWay6) July 29, 2015
Glad James Chester has signed for West brom, keeping him in the premier league will help Wales— Callum Spencer (@Callum_Spencer) July 29, 2015
James Chester for 8 million, is that some sort of joke— Lukas Kennedy (@LukasJK96) July 29, 2015
£8m for James Chester? The guy had one year remaining on his contract at Hull. Is Tony Pulis OK?— Michael Butler (@michaelbutler18) July 29, 2015