Roberto De Zerbi is looking forward to seeing what Albion ’s latest signing can do in training.

Valentin Barco worked with the squad on Saturday before they headed north to face Sheffield United.

Barco was not involved in the latest Premier League trip.

But he is now free to impress staff and team-mates through the week at Lancing.

Speaking on Saturday afternoon, De Zerbi said: “Today he worked with us.

“I would like to watch him in training and his physical condition.

“He played with the national team.

“I think he is already in good condition but he has to understand the style, our type of football.

“We will see in terms of style of play, if he can play left-back or higher, I don’t know.

“I want to speak with him first of all and then we have to give him the right time to understand our style, to understand English football.

“It’s very tough during the season to change country, especially if you played in South America and you come to Europe.”