It’s no great surprise that press reports have heavily suggested that West Bromwich Albion would be interested in doing a deal for on loan Everton defender Mason Holgate.
With the 22-year-old former England Under 21 international getting a decent run of games (six) under Marco Silva at the beginning of the season for Everton as injuries hit their backline, he fell out of favour with the likes of Michael Keane and Yerry Mina stepping up their performance levels and he arrived at The Hawthorns back in January.
He quickly established himself in head coach Darren Moore’s first team plans, and despite a couple of hiccups, he hasn’t looked back with ten starting appearances to his name and one substitute showing.
With West Brom clearly wanting him on a permanent basis if we returned to the Premier League this year, the line coming out of Goodison Park is he remains in Silva’s long term plans so absolutely no sale will be permitted next summer.
Source: Birmingham Mail.
We needed the reinforcement, but this remains the issue with loans that have no right to buy, the player gets trained up for the benefit of others and we are left to plug the gap.