According to The Birmingham Mail, former Man United midfielder Nick Powell has been linked with West Brom. This would be a fantastic deal, which The Baggies should try and secure as soon as possible.
With just over three days for EFL clubs to secure loan deals, Darren Moore does not have much time to secure the signature of the Wigan midfielder, with the aim of permanently signing him in January. Powell only has one year left on his contract at the DW Stadium, so this would be a deal in both clubs’ interests.
West Brom have had a mixed start to the season. They have looked brilliant in flashes, but struggled in other games. They currently sit in eleventh place, but Moore will know that his side has a lot more potential, and Powell (valued at 900k on Transfermarkt.co.uk) may be the man to boost the club’s fortunes this season.
The Baggies have a fairly settled side this season, and aren’t necessarily crying out for new additions, but one of a high quality would definitely not go amiss. While the team has been consistent, Moore has tinkered with the formation of his side throughout the season. This would mean that Powell could slip in without causing too much disruption.
The player that Powell would likely compete with for a starting berth is 20-year-old Harvey Barnes, who has been used at times as an attacking midfielder. Powell would fit into that position nicely, and would be a great addition to the side.
Powell has had somewhat of a turbulent career so far. After being signed by Alex Ferguson, his career at Old Trafford never took off, only making three Premier League starts in three years. After being loaned to various clubs, he found himself at Wigan, where he helped them secure promotion from League One last season, scoring 15 goals in the process. Promotion hopefuls West Brom will be a platform for him in slowly rebuilding his career that promised so much at one point.
With very little time remaining for West Brom to secure a loan signing, it is now or never for them to make a signing that could be crucial to their promotion hopes.