Date: 1st January 2019 at 7:00am
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Following the news that Everton and England Under 21 international Mason Holgate was undergoing a medical at the club ahead of a planned loan arrival at West Bromwich Albion in the January transfer window, the club confirmed his arrival yesterday.

The 22-year-old will officially complete his move today when the January transfer window reopens but it means the versatile centre-half and right-back is ineligible for the Championship clash at Blackburn Rovers – he comes into head coach Darren Moore’s thoughts for the FA Cup clash against Wigan Athletic on home soil on Saturday, January 5.

Speaking to Moore admitted his delight at getting the youngster at the second time of asking.

“I tried to bring Mason into the squad in the summer but at that stage Everton were not willing to release him. I watched him play against Salomon Rondon in the goalless draw at The Hawthorns last season and I thought he was outstanding. I want to get our business done as early as possible and this is a good start – I’m grateful to get him into the squad now.”

With plenty of West Brom fans being pleased with his arrival given what we know of him from a distance, there was also incredibly positives words from fans of his parent club Everton as they pipped up to give their thoughts on the deal going through.

Quality addition for me.