Highly-rated Bristol Rovers youngster Elliot Anderson is wanted by West Brom and a host of other clubs this summer, according to journalist Mark Douglas.
The Lowdown: Anderson shine for Rovers
The 19-year-old has emerged as a hugely exciting player in League Two this season, catching the eye with his brilliance for Rovers.
The youngster is only on loan at Rovers, however, with Newcastle United his permanent club, and it could be that the Magpies allow him to head out to another team next season.
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The Latest: West Brom keen on move
“Elliot Anderson is a SkyBetLeagueTwo ‘cheat code’ – but he nearly didn’t go out on loan. Bristol Rovers & Joey Barton have managed him well & could yet go up. WBA one of clubs who want him for next season (along w/ most of the Championship & Swfc).”
The Verdict: Exciting summer addition
This is exactly the kind of loan signing that the Baggies could do with next season – a vibrant midfield presence who could bring end product and entertainment value to the team.
Granted, Anderson won’t likely be able to come in permanently but his performances for Rovers have shown what he is capable of and he should only improve in the coming years.
Steve Bruce is likely to want experience in his squad ahead of what is hopefully a Championship promotion push next season but having someone of Anderson’s raw ability would also make perfect sense.
In other news, a West Brom injury has been confirmed by journalist Steve Madeley. Read more here.
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