Date: 3rd January 2020 at 7:00am
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Christ Brunt could end over 13 years at West Brom with a January move to Stoke City with the Potters eyeing up the 35-year-old attacker.

The Athletic report that Martin O’Neill’s side are interested in the former Northern Irish international heading into the transfer window, with Brunt hardly featuring for West Brom this season as stats from WhoScored show with the veteran winger appearing just four times off the bench under Slaven Bilic.

Although the report states that the Baggies are keen on Brunt remaining at the club this season, they won’t stand in his way if he wants to depart the Hawthorns this January to play regular first-team football in the final few years of his career.

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With Brunt familiar with working under O’Neill during their years together at Northern Ireland, the West Brom winger could be open to a reunion with one of his former managers where he is likely to play regular first-team football.

Yet, the 35-year-old winger might be reluctant to leave West Brom at this stage in his career given how much the club have done for him and in turn how much Brunt has done for the Baggies, with the attacker a key player for the Albion in their eight-year stint in the Premier League from 2010 to 2018.

The Northern Irish attacker is unlikely to return to the Baggies starting XI anytime soon with Bilic keen to keep West Brom in the race for the Championship title, but with Brunt in the twilight years of his career, the decision on whether or not to leave the club after 13 years of service will be a decision the winger himself makes.

 

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