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West Brom looking to finalise deal for playmaker



West Brom are set to sign Wes Hoolahan after the experienced playmaker impressed whilst on trial with the Baggies in the past week.

It was revealed that the Irishman, along with former Norwich City teammate Russell Martin, had been training with Darren Moore’s men in a bid to earn a contract.

And, the Express & Star have announced that Albion are set to offer the 36-year-old a short-term deal to boost Moore’s options.

The rookie boss had been keen on landing a number ten that could compete with Harvey Barnes for the attacking midfield role in his preferred 3-4-1-2 formation.

After deadline day moves for Blackburn’s Bradley Dack and Stoke City’s Bojan failed, Moore has been forced to look for out-of-contract players.

Hoolahan became available after he was released by Norwich in the summer, which ended his ten-year association with the Canaries.

During that time, he established himself as a firm favourite with the fans, who appreciated his technique and creativity over the years.

A deal for Hoolahan could be concluded in time for him to feature against Bristol City on Tuesday.

The Verdict

This is a move that makes sense for all parties. Firstly, Hoolahan isn’t going to be a regular, but he is a fine option to have from the bench for Moore.

He will also bring experience to the squad which could prove invaluable as the season progresses.

As for the player, he is joining a side that look to play attractive, passing football and that should suit his game.

Thoughts, Albion fans? Are you happy with this signing? Let us know in the comments below.

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