West Brom could be allowed to keep the likes of Grady Diangana and Callum Robinson at the Hawthorns for the remainder of the 2019/20 season, even if the campaign goes well into the summer.
That’s because Reuters report that an internal FIFA document presented to its Coronavirus Working Group shows they are planning to implement a new measure for this season that will allow clubs to hold on to loan players until their league season comes to an end, resolving a huge problem for several clubs.
The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented effect on the world of football, with major leagues all over the globe being suspended until further notice, with the Championship aiming to return on April 30th at the earliest.
West Brom’s promotion charge has been temporarily halted, yet this rumoured update from FIFA would hand the Baggies a massive boost in their quest to return to the English top-flight, with Slaven Bilic’s side heavily relying on loan players this season as the Albion sit second in the Championship table.
As well as Diangana and Robinson, Matheus Pereira and Filip Krovinovic have played a big part in getting West Brom to where they are now in the league standings, with the Brazilian playmaker, who is set join the club permanently, as reported by The Telegraph, creating the most goals out of any Albion player this season.
Football is an awkward position that not many saw coming, yet FIFA would appear to have made a smart move in allowing loan players to remain with their temporary clubs, as well as ensuring those with expiring contracts are extended until the end of the delayed domestic seasons.
And for the Baggies, keeping hold of several key names for the remainder of the campaign would be huge in Bilic’s side clinching Premier League promotion.