Date: 25th February 2019 at 7:00am
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With news at the end of last week that young West Bromwich Albion striker Yuning Zhang had cancelled his long term loan out with Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag and was set to return to China on a third loan spell away from The Hawthorns since his quizzical arrival back in the summer of 2017 – fans continue to be perplexed by the signing.

The 22-year-old signed from Vitesse Arnhem shortly after new owner Lai Guochuan took charge of the club from Jeremy Peace but he immediately headed out for a spell on loan with Werder Bremen – and it didn’t go well with him not making a single appearance. His time in Holland has been slightly better as he has got some substitute appearances but the opening half of the season has been blighted by injuries.

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Having been photographed back in China ahead of a reported spell with Beijing Sinobo Guoan, whilst that deal is still to be confirmed, I found the reactions on social media to the news quite entertaining and the original transfer has proved as useful to us as a club, as it has to the player who will no doubt want to get his career back on track.