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‘This feels like a surprising move’ – West Brom pushing for player’s exit: Opinion



West Brom will look to sell defender Allan Nyom in the summer transfer window, The Express and Star have reported.

Nyom joined West Brom from Watford in the summer of 2016, and has gone on to make 67 appearances in all competitions for the Midlands side.

The full back spent much of last season on loan in Spain, where he made 25 appearances in all competitions for Leganes to help them finish 13th in La Liga.

Although he is now set to return to The Hawthorns following the end of that loan move, it looks like being a short return for the Nyom, with the club expected to move him along quickly.

It is thought that the fact that Nyom has just one year remaining on his contract with the Baggies has had an influence in the decision, as this will be their last chance to get a fee for the 31-year-old.

So are West Brom making the right move in looking to sell Nyom?

We put that question to our Football League World writers.

Ned Holmes

“This is a good move. Nyom has been a good servant for West Brom but I think it is time for him to leave.

“Getting promoted from the Championship can be a long and painful process and you need players that want to be there.

“Nyom showed last summer when he left on loan following the Baggies relegation that he does not, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, it shows that he doesn’t want to play for the club in the Championship.

“He is the wrong side of 30 and is not going to get any quicker. Slaven Bilic’s arrival allows the club a clean slate of sorts and Nyom’s exit makes sense in that regard.”

Toby Wilding

“This feels like a surprising move for West Brom.

“With the likes of Tosin Adaribayo and Mason Holgate seeing their West Brom loans expire at the end of last season, and with speculation around the future of Kieran Gibbs remaining, it seems a strange stance for West Brom to take with Nyom.

“The full back also has plenty of top flight experience under his belt, not least in helping Leganes to stay in La Liga last season, so you would have thought he would still have been backed to do a job at The Hawthorns next season.

“You feel The Baggies must have something else up their sleeve in order to allow this to go ahead.”

Jacob Potter

“I’m surprised they’re looking to move him on in this transfer window.

“The Baggies are thin on options at full-back heading into next season, with Mason Holgate returning to Everton, so I think this is a bizarre move by Bilic’s side in letting him go.

“He’s got experience of playing in the Premier League, and I think he’s more than good enough to be a regular for West Brom next season as they look to make a timely return back into the top-flight.

“West Brom need to keep hold of their experienced players, and simply can’t understand why they’re looking to sell him before the season gets underway.”

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