The signing of Kamil Grosicki has so far been one of the top deals in the Championship this Deadline Day, yet it looks like Stoke City are plotting a move that has enraged West Brom supporters.
Stoke City are working on a deal to sign Chris Brunt before tonight’s deadline.
Michael O’Neill is keen to bring in the Albion veteran and believes Brunt’s experience will help his struggling side.
Brunt is yet to start a game under Bilić.
[via Football Insider] pic.twitter.com/gt4PW1GXAs
— WBA Report (@WBAReport) January 31, 2020
Football Insider claim that the Potters are planning to swoop in for 35-year-old Baggies midfielder Chris Brunt, with Stoke City manager Martin O’Neill a big fan of the former Northern Ireland international who has hardly featured for West Brom this season under Slaven Bilic as stats from WhoScored show.
Will West Brom make another signing before the deadline?
Yes, Bilic knows we need signings
No, we've wasted too much time
Despite being a backup player for West Brom this season, Brunt’s legacy at the Albion is one that plenty of supporters on social media didn’t want to see come to an end to facilitate a move to a rival club.
Here’s what plenty of West Brom fans had to say on Twitter about Stoke’s late push for Brunt…
I politely ask you to delete your club
All the best, enjoy league one xx
— Brunt’s Left Boot (@BenS_2003) January 31, 2020
please don’t go
— unpleasant sonata (@HiLucie16) January 31, 2020
Wba without brunt is unthinkable!!
— lise #wba (@lise_Jane77) January 31, 2020
Nooooooooo, not Brunty!!
— 𝘓𝘢𝘥𝘺𝘑 (@BaggieBirdd66) January 31, 2020
He won’t go to them
— shayleeWBA (@shayhadlington) January 31, 2020
Stoke can do one!
— Chris WBA クリスさん (@ichigo_200) January 31, 2020
Brunt could be the second Baggies departure today, with BBC Sport reporting that Nathan Ferguson is close to joining Crystal Palace.