West Brom are still considering whether they should sign Chris Willock on a permanent deal after the forward joined the club on an initial loan.
The 21-year-old arrived at The Hawthorns in the summer from Portuguese giants Benfica on a season-long loan deal.
However, Albion had a clause in the deal that allows them to make the move a long-term one if they want, with the Express & Star claiming that key figures are still unsure whether to press ahead with that.
Willock, who is the older brother of Arsenal’s Joe, has yet to feature for the first-team this season and hasn’t even made the matchday squad for a league game.
Despite that, he has impressed with the U23 side, scoring some important goals for them during the campaign, whilst his versatility also appeals as he is capable of playing in various forward positions.
Should West Brom sign Willock permanently?
The report adds that it will require a ‘reasonable fee’ to conclude the deal and the Baggies are going to continue to monitor the player in training and games before making a decision on him.
There’s no reason for Albion to rush into this decision and ultimately the call has to be made by those who watch Willock train every day.
The fact he hasn’t made a first-team appearance isn’t great for the player but you have to remember that Albion have real quality in the final third and he is still very young.
So, it will be interesting to see what they do and Willock will hope his chance in the Championship comes before the New Year and then it’s down to him to impress.
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