West Brom: Baggies eyeing Jon Russell move
West Bromwich Albion are eyeing a move for Huddersfield Town midfielder Jon Russell in the January transfer window, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
The Lowdown: Corberan eyeing new signings?
Carlos Corberan is still trying to make his mark as Baggies manager after replacing Steve Bruce, with the World Cup break stunting his plans slightly.
While the West Brom manager hasn’t had matches to focus upon during the last few weeks, he is surely looking at potential January signings who can come in and suit the style of play that he wants to implement.
A fresh update has now emerged regarding one piece of possible winter business for Albion.
The Latest: Russell linked with West Brom
According to Nixon on Patreon, the Baggies see Russell as a potential target in January, saying that they ‘want’ the Huddersfield man.
The midfielder is out of contract at his current club at the end of this season, which could allow the Terriers to receive a fee for his services if they sell next month, instead of losing him for free in the summer.
The Verdict: Shrewd target
Russell has been a reliable performer for Huddersfield since arriving from Chelsea last year, starting six Championship games this season and averaging an 85.5% pass completion rate.
At 22, he is very much a player who should improve even further over the next few years, so West Brom ought to view him as a long-term prospect who can grow into being a key figure at The Hawthorns.
The fact that Corberan already knows Russell after working together at Huddersfield suggests that he could be an ideal fit, too, and the Baggies manager has lauded the midfielder in the past for having a ‘lot of personality’.
Therefore, Russell appears to be a shrewd mid-season target for West Brom.