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‘Top, top signing’ – West Brom closing in on defender: The Verdict



West Brom are keen on signing experienced defender Russell Martin after the Scotland international left Norwich last week.

The 32-year old, who can play at right-back or centre-back, had a hugely successful nine years on the whole at Carrow Road but fell out of favour under Daniel Farke since he took over.

The German boss loaned Martin to Glasgow Rangers last season although the move didn’t work out and he returned to the Norfolk side this summer before it was mutually agreed to cancel his contract.

And, according to Football Insider, he could be set to link up with Darren Moore at West Brom, with the report stating he is set for a trial period at the Hawthorns.

Providing that goes well, he could be offered a short-term deal to help the Baggies bounce back to the Premier League.

If the move went through, he would be the latest defensive arrival, with Moore having already signed Tyrone Mears, Kyle Bartley, Conor Townsend and Tosin Adarabioyo.

However, would Martin be a good arrival?

We take a look…

Alfie Burns

This could potentially be a very good signing for West Brom.

Martin has plenty of experience under his belt and would add some versatility to Norwich’s defence.

If Moore is to continue with a 3-5-2 system, it’s easy to see where Martin could fit in.

Louie Chandler

A top, top signing.

Martin is undoubtedly coming towards the end of his career but has shown himself to still be competent at this level.

He has experience of promotion-winning campaigns as well which will obviously be a huge help.

Chris Gallagher

This doesn’t make sense.

Martin was awful for Rangers when on loan at Ibrox last season, whilst the fact Norwich don’t want him should ring alarm bells.

He will bring experience and will only sign as cover, but surely Albion could promote a youngster instead.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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