Bednar makes Turkish switch
Roman Bednar has left West Brom and joined Ankaragucu on loan until the end of the season.
By James Evans
Last Updated: 02/02/11 11:33am
West Brom striker Roman Bednar has left the Premier League club and joined Turkish league side Ankaragucu on loan until the end of the season with an option of a permanent move.
Championship side Bristol City had a £1.2million offer accepted for the Czech Republic international by the Baggies, but Bednar did not want to go to the West Country and will now help his new club in the Turkish Super Lig.
The 27-year-old was surplus to requirements in Roberto Di Matteo's squad, recently spending a month on loan at Leicester City, and with the door to a first-team return at The Hawthorns seemingly slammed shut, the hit-man has decided to make a fresh start.
West Brom sporting director Dan Ashworth told skysports.com: "Bristol City made an offer for Roman that we accepted but he refused the move.
"A Turkish club came in for him for a loan and offered a decent loan fee. We preferred to sell but sometimes you have to get the best deal for the club."
In 2009 Bednar was suspended by West Brom over allegations that he had purchased Class A drugs. Upon his comeback he helped the Baggies return to the Premier League.