West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the signing of attacker Yassine El Ghanassy on a loan deal with the option to make it permanent .
The Gent player, who turns 22 this week, will initially be on loan at the Hawthorns, but a deal has been agreed to make the transfer permanent for a fee thought to be just under £2 million.
It is the second signing completed since new head coach Steve Clarke took over from Roy Hodgson at the Hawthorns.
El Ghanassy, who was born in Morocco but is a full Belgian international, completed a medical at the club earlier this week.
Despite his youth, El Ghanassy has played 90 times for Gent, scoring 10 goals.
El Ghanassy, who can play on either flank and also as a striker, will wear the No.10 shirt.
He has become renowned in Belgium for his pace and trickery on the ball and won the first of his two full international caps against Finland in February 2011.
Head coach Steve Clarke said: "I'm delighted to welcome Yassine to the club.
"He is an exciting, young prospect who will hopefully add something different to our squad.
"This is a big move for Yassine and we'll have to be patient with him as he settles into a new country and gets to grips with the demands of the Barclays Premier League.
"But we believe he has got the raw talent to make an impact here."
El Ghanassy made 37 appearances for AA Gent last term, scoring seven times, as they finished third in the Belgian top flight.
See footage of El Ghanassy here