West Brom: Nathaniel Chalobah move is off
West Brom won’t be completing the signing of Fulham midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah in the January transfer window, according to journalist Lewis Cox.
The Lowdown: Chalobah linked with Baggies move
The 28-year-old barely played a part in the Cottagers’ Premier League campaign since their return to the top flight, starting just one match in the competition this season.
Chalobah has been strongly linked with a move to West Brom recently, with Carlos Corberan seemingly seeing him as someone who could aid their Championship promotion push.
With the January window closing next Tuesday, though, an emphatic update has emerged regarding the player’s future.
The Latest: Transfer won’t be happening
Taking to Twitter, The Express & Star‘s Cox claimed contrary to the rumours that Chalobah would be going nowhere this month:
“Nathaniel Chalobah has been of interest to #wba this month but I’m told this morning he is unavailable and reports he is set for The Hawthorns are wide of (the) mark.”
The Verdict: Would’ve great a strong signing
This is a blow for West Brom, considering Chalobah could have been someone who added experience and class to the midfield, averaging 1.6 tackles and 1.4 interceptions per game in his last full season with Watford, also scoring three goals.
The now Fulham outcast also has a senior England cap to his name, not to mention winning a whopping 40 caps for the Under-21s and being called ‘incredible’ by journalist Paul Taylor during his younger days.
Instead, it could be wise for the Baggies to turn to an alternative in the coming days, with that extra injection of quality of midfield something that could make or break their hopes of returning to the Premier League.