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“A potential alternative to Jake Livermore” – West Brom target Premier League player: The verdict

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This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly keen on Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury. 

The Express & Star has reported that Albion are working on a deal for the 24-year-old – either on loan or permanently – with opportunities hard to come by for him at the King Power Stadium.

But would he be a good signing for the Championship club? And do they need him?

We asked our FLW writers…

Marcus Ally

Choudhury has not been able to establish himself at Leicester in the last few seasons, and therefore with just one year remaining on his contract, the 24-year-old should be thinking about where his future lies.

West Brom’s midfield was very pedestrian last season, and Choudhury would definitely improve their physical presence and ball-playing ability in central areas.

However, with Alex Mowatt, Jayson Molumby, and Jake Livermore for competition straight away there would be other options that give Choudhury a better chance of nailing down a spot in the starting XI.

That is what he needs, and has not had before, at this stage of his career, moving to the Baggies as a fringe player would be counter-productive.

It would be a good signing, but from the player’s perspective, another destination may be preferred.

Josh Cole

Although West Brom have already bolstered their options in the heart of midfield this summer by swooping for John Swift, they may find it beneficial to secure the services of Choudhury for the upcoming campaign.

Given that Jake Livermore and Alex Mowatt both struggled at times last season with their consistency, the arrival of Choudhury could force this particular duo to step up their performance levels.

Having played 14 games at this level during his career to date, there is every chance that the 24-year-old will be able to hit the ground running at The Hawthorns.

By maintaining his form as well as his fitness over the course of the 2022/23 campaign, Choudhury could potentially make considerable strides in terms of his development under the guidance of Steve Bruce.

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Adam Jones

Steve Bruce has said he wants to freshen things up and Choudhury would certainly do that as a potential alternative to Jake Livermore.

With Albion also focusing on adding goals to their team with the arrival of John Swift, with Jed Wallace and Tom Lawrence also being linked, they can also look to their defensive area as well.

Livermore may be a decent option to have in the second tier – but a fresh voice may be needed in the middle of the park and the 24-year-old’s top-tier pedigree should also serve them well.

His defensive attributes may help to set Swift and Alex Mowatt free too, so this is a good addition.


London-based sports journalist at Snack Media EFL accredited, graduate of New Associates and the University of Brighton

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