Sometimes a player comes along who is never on the scoresheet yet does all the dirty work to make themselves a hero on the pitch, and for West Brom fans, that man is Claudio Yacob.
Claudio Yacob – 160 apps, 1 goal
He’s magic you know?
A signing that literally nearly cost Dan Ashworth his life. Definitely turned out to be a risk worth taking we think. A modern day hero.
— Baggies Vault (@TheBaggiesVault) December 1, 2019
The defensive midfielder was a centre-piece for the Albion for a good six seasons, with stats from Transfermarkt showing that Yacob made 175 appearances for West Brom, scoring just twice for the club during their Premier League years.
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The 32-year-old midfielder departed West Brom a real fan favourite in 2018 after six years with the club, and supporters on social media have been showing their love to their former anchorman following a tweet from Baggies Vault reminiscing about the former Racing Club player’s time at the Hawthorns.
Here’s what West Brom fans had to say about Yacob on Twitter, with plenty of fans having fond memories of the Argentine defensive midfielder…
One of my favourite players from last 10 years. Did all the nasty stuff really well. Could have done a job for us for a while after he left I thought.
— c (@CHawthorns) December 2, 2019
He’s magic, you know, you’ll never get past claudioooo it’s magic, ya know, you’ll never get past claudioooo want him back
— WoodallWarrior Gaming (@Woodall_2004) December 2, 2019
His first goal@his celebration he loves us as much as we lover him. He’s magic you knooooow you’ll never get past Claudio
— jason (@bigjase83) December 1, 2019
Fantastic player, I think any defence would want Yacob I n front of them
— steve WBA (@stevhc) December 1, 2019
Always late ,brilliant smile,lovely bloke
— Nick Clayton (@Nickcla71) December 1, 2019
Love him great player
— SamLad WBA (@SamuelRoberts01) December 1, 2019
As reported by Football League World, Yacob’s future at Forest is currently in doubt with the midfielder yet to make an appearance for the Championship side this season.