Former West Brom midfielder Carlton Palmer has told The Transfer Tavern that he is surprised that Newcastle United youngster Matty Longstaff did not join a Championship club like his old side.
During the summer transfer window, Longstaff, who is now at Aberdeen on loan, was heavily linked with a move to English football’s second division.
According to Chronicle Live, West Brom were just one club who were keen on bringing Longstaff in temporarily.
For whatever reason, though, a move to the Championship did not happen and the 21-year-old will now be playing his football at the Pittodrie Stadium for the rest of the season, much to Palmer’s surprise.
Would you have taken Longstaff?
“I was shocked when I saw that,” the ex-West Brom player said to TT. “I was dumbfounded when I saw that. No disrespect to Scotland, but if you’ve got the chance to play for West Brom [or elsewhere in the Championship], surely you’d go play there – very strange one for me.”
West Brom have still been able to strengthen their midfield with the additions of Alex Mowatt and Jayson Molumby, the former making an immediate impact.
Mowatt has already scored two goals for his new side, including a brilliant strike against Blackburn Rovers.
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