Twitter reacts to West Brom's £8 million signing of Hull City's James Chester

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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.

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