West Bromwich Albion plot transfer swoops as interest in forward heightens amid Brighton & Fulham rumours

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Latest West Bromwich Albion transfer news and rumours for the Baggies ahead of the Bristol City match on Saturday (January 28)

West Bromwich Albion will be hoping to add to their squad amidst their play-off push in the Sky Bet Championship. The Baggies lost 2-1 to Burnley last Friday in a tight affair against the league leaders at Turf Moor, but they remain just one point away from the top six. They are due to head away to Bristol City on Saturday.

Carlos Corberan’s arrival has boosted Albion significantly as they have soared up from being relegation battlers to promotion contenders in a matter of months. This makes The Hawthorns a far more attractive destination for potential new arrivals as we head toward the end of the January transfer window.

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There have been no new signings nor departures so far, but business is often left late by many clubs. With that in mind, here is how things are currently looking for the Baggies on the transfer front.

Here’s how the land lies for transfer rumours at The Hawthorns:

Josh Onomah

Former Albion transfer target Josh Onomah has been made available for a January move according to reports from West London Sport. The Fulham midfielder came close to a Baggies loan switch in the summer as former manager Steve Bruce looked to bolster his midfield options, but the deal fell through on deadline day. Cottagers boss Marco Silva has said that he is open to a move for Onomah.

Deniz Undav

West Brom have been linked with a potential move for Brighton striker Deniz Undav.West Brom have been linked with a potential move for Brighton striker Deniz Undav.
West Brom have been linked with a potential move for Brighton striker Deniz Undav.

Reports from Football League World state that Brighton and Hove Albion striker Deniz Undav is on West Brom’s radar as they aim to add to their forward line. The German forward signed for the Seagulls from Belgian outfit Union Saint Gilloise last year but is yet to net a league goal since joining. Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland, Millwall and Norwich City are also interested in the striker.

Karlan Grant

Baggies man Karlan Grant has been linked with a loan move to Stoke City and according to reports from TEAMtalk, they have made an enquiry for the forward.

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The former Huddersfield Town striker worked with current Albion boss Carlos Corberan at the Terriers but he has found playing opportunities hard to come by since reuniting with the Spaniard. Grant has made just two league starts since Corberan took over and could leave on loan in search of more minutes.

What about West Bromwich Albion players already on loan?

As for players Albion have away on loan currently, Corberan has offered an update on duo Alex Mowatt and Cedric Kipre, who are enjoying temporary moves at Middlesbrough and Cardiff City respectively.

Alex Mowatt was loaned out to fellow Championship side Middlesbrough at the start of the season.Alex Mowatt was loaned out to fellow Championship side Middlesbrough at the start of the season.
Alex Mowatt was loaned out to fellow Championship side Middlesbrough at the start of the season.

The head coach told Express and Star he is ‘watching’ their progress: “I had a discussion with the players who are on loan. For me, it’s important for them to know that I’m following them,” Corberan said.

“I’m watching whether they’re playing, or not playing, and a summary of the actions they do. I spend time with Chris Brunt, who is in charge of the loans, to see what he’s seeing because I like to have a look at the players.”

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The Baggies currently have youngsters Caleb Taylor, Quevin Castro, Tom Fellows and Modou Faal away on loan in divisions below the second tier. Fellow youngster Zac Ashworth recently joined Burton Albion on a six-month deal, but it remains to be seen as to whether other young players are to leave the club on temporary spells.

Corberan revealed earlier this month that he is set to review the development of each player in Albion’s under-21 squad. “I think as a club we need to study the situation with every player,” Corberan said. “The importance of the academy is not the results, the importance is to develop the individual player. For me, academies are the future of clubs. One club without an academy is a club which lives in the present and not the future.”

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