‘Exceptional’ West Brom talent set for deadline day transfer exit

West Brom look likely to part with one of their strikers on transfer deadline day, with a move said to be close.

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West Brom are set to loan out Rayhaan Tulloch to League Two club Bradford City, according to reports.

Tom Collomosse, the Midlands journalist for the Daily Mail has said that Tulloch is 'set to join' Bradford on loan. The Bantams are managed by former Chelsea and Manchester United striker Mark Hughes, and are pushing for promotion after suffering defeat in last season’s League Two play-offs.

The 22-year-old is contracted to the Baggies until the summer of 2024, having been awarded a four-year deal back in 2020. He was on loan with League of Ireland side Dundalk earlier this season, and scored five goals in 19 games in the Irish top flight.

“I scored a few goals and I played a good chunk of football, which is what I was looking for from the move,” said Tulloch to the Shropshire Star earlier this summer, when describing his time with Dundalk.

“This is the first time I’ve really played consistent, men’s football. I needed that and hopefully, my time at Dundalk will help push me in the right direction with my career.”

“Rayhaan fitted in seamlessly with the players and the staff and he is an exceptional talent who made a big contribution to the team over the last six months,” added Brian Gartland, Dundalk’s head of football operations.

Tulloch returned from his loan spell from Dundalk earlier this summer, and has appeared in all three of West Brom’s games in the Premier League 2. He was on the score sheet in th 3-0 win over Aston Villa on August 11.

Before a spell in Ireland, Tulloch had spent time at both Doncaster Rovers and Rochdale. He is still yet to score his first goal in professional football but did net for West Brom’s under-21’s in the EFL Trophy.

To date, he has made seven appearances for West Brom’s first team. He last appeared for them against Middlesbrough in February 2022 as a substitute, and that was his last involvement in a match-day squad.