Wes Hoolahan is set to sign a new deal with West Brom that will see him stay at the club until the end of the season.
The experienced attacking midfielder arrived at The Hawthorns back in September, agreeing a short-term deal that ran until the end of January.
Therefore, boss Darren Moore had a decision to make regarding Hoolahan’s future this week and Football Insider have revealed that he will sign an extended deal.
They say that the 36-year-old has verbally agreed the new contract and it will be finalised in the very near future, with the Baggies set to play Middlesbrough this weekend.
Clearly, Moore values the contribution of the ex-Norwich City man around the group because he has barely featured since arriving.
In total, Hoolahan has made just five league appearances this season and they’ve all been as a substitute.
The last of those sub appearances came late on in the defeat to Blackburn on New Year’s Day, with those 13 minutes his only taste of Championship action since the end of October.
From a football perspective, this seems like a strange move as Hoolahan hasn’t really offered anything to Albion on the pitch since joining.
Quite simply, Moore has better players available to him and they are performing well.
However, he must appreciate the experience and influence Hoolahan has in the dressing room which we obviously don’t see and the manager needs to be trusted on this one.
Thoughts, Albion fans? Is this a pointless deal? Let us know in the comments below.