Allan Nyom has established himself as a key part of La Liga side Getafe’s starting eleven this season two-years on from his exit from West Bromwich Albion, and he has helped the Spanish side get off to a strong start to the campaign.
Nyom arrived at the Hawthorns from Premier League Watford in the summer of 2016, after spending just a season at Vicarage Road, and the 31-year-old became a key part of Tony Pulis’ side having the flexibility of being able to operate as both a right-back and a left-back when needed.
The defender’s first season at the Hawthorns saw him help the club get off to a strong start with the Baggies looking like they were going to be able to challenge for a Europa League place during the 2016/17 season, and the full-back went on to make 32 Premier League appearances as Pulis’ side finished in 10th place.
The following season would see both Nyom and West Brom struggle for form, with the defender being exposed on a number of occasions as the Baggies got off to a slow start to the campaign, and he was unable to help the club survive following a bottom of the table finish.
Nyom was sent out on a season-long loan by West Brom last season, with La Liga side Leganes bringing him in to help improve their defence after conceding 51 goals the season before – and the defender proved to be a useful addition making 23 appearances and helping them secure a 13th place finish, with their defence shipping eight fewer goals than the year before.
The 31-year-old’s form last season for Leganes saw him earn a permanent move to fellow La Liga side Getafe during the summer transfer window, and Nyom has settled straight into the side becoming an integral part of a solid defence which has conceded just 15 goals so far the same as league leaders Barcelona.
Nyom has started all of Getafe’s opening 13 La Liga matches so far this campaign, playing at both right-back and left-back, and the defender already has a goal to his name as he continues to impress in La Liga following his permanent exit from West Brom in the summer transfer window.
The full-back will now be hoping he is able to help Getafe achieve another lofty finish in the Spanish top flight, after the club finished in 5th place last term, and they currently sit in 7th place in the table just five points off the top.