Albion defender Ales Mateju has made his move to Brescia permanent.

The 23-year-old Czech full-back played 23 times for the Serie B champions on loan last season with a view to a permanent switch.

Albion technical director Dan Ashworth said: "This is a good move for Ales, and an exciting next stage for him.

"Moving to Italy has allowed him to experience a different kind of football at first-team level, and he was part of something special for the club last season as he helped them gain promotion.

"While he was at the Albion he played a big part in helping our under-23s gain promotion into the Premier League 2, so we thank him for his contribution and wish him all the best for his future career."

Mateju made 15 appearances in the under-23s' promotion season in 2017-18 when he also also featured for the first team in Carabao Cup matches against Barnet and Bournemouth.

The Czech under-21 international joined Albion from Viktoria Plzen in August 2017.