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West Brom have silver lining from potential Adarabioyo departure

West Brom have silver lining from potential Adarabioyo departure

According to The Birmingham Mail, West Brom defender Tosin Adarabioyo may be recalled by parent club Man City this January. 

The 21-year-old joined The Baggies at the beginning of the season from the Premier League champions, but has seen his game time reduced in recent weeks in light of the arrival of Mason Holgate from Everton.

Adarabioyo has been deployed as both a centre-back and as a right-back so far this season, as he has proven to be a very useful asset to manager Darren Moore. However, Moore clearly sees Holgate as a superior replacement, and therefore Man City are seeking to loan Adarabioyo to another club.

While this may disappoint some West Brom fans, particularly seeing as the club have already had to say goodbye to favourite Harvey Barnes this month upon his return to Leicester, there are some positives from this potential move, which is that it opens up the door for other potential targets, namely Bournemouth’s Tyrone Mings.


Mings has been heavily linked with a loan move away from the Vitality this month as he has struggled for game time for a number of seasons, and West Brom are one of the frontrunners to sign him. Moore may see him as a mainstay in the heart of the defence at The Hawthorns for the rest of the season, and Adarabioyo may have been told that he is surplus to requirements as a result.

West Brom will not want to go through a radical overhaul of players as they chase promotion back to the Premier League, but if they do, it might as well be to let another signing in.

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