Sheffield Wednesday legend and EFL pundit Carlton Palmer has tipped West Bromwich Albion to sell attacker Grady Diangana in January if a takeover of the club is not completed before the winter market opens.
It has been reported by The Telegraph this past week that there will be pressure placed on the board to start selling players in January to pay off the club’s current debt if there is no change of ownership.
West Brom have been in excellent form in the Championship, having picked up four wins from their last five matches and are currently sitting fifth in the table, eleven points behind league leaders Leicester City, although the two clubs meet this weekend at the Hawthorns.
One man who has come back into his own this season is Grady Diangana. Having signed for the club back in 2020 for a whopping £18 million, Diangana struggled for form in the previous campaign, bagging just four goals and three assists in 35 appearances in all competitions.
However, this season, the DR Congolese has found his shooting boots once more and has managed three goals and three assists in 13 games, just one goal contribution less than last term in more than 20 fewer matches.
Nevertheless, despite his pick-up in form, Carlton Palmer has still touted Diangana to be sold if a takeover is not completed by January in order to free up some funds [quotes via Football League World]:
“It has been reported that should a takeover at West Bromwich Albion not be completed that they will be forced to cut their wage bill further.
“West Brom are enjoying a fine season in the Championship and were identifying possible recruitments for January to enhance their promotion push and now there is a worry that they might have to reduce the wage bill further, which is disappointing for Corberan.
“The return to form of Grady Diangana has coincided with West Brom’s good run – he may well be one the club could be looking to sell to balance the books.”
It was reported during the summer transfer window that the Baggies had slapped a £7 million price tag on Diangana’s back, amid interest from the likes of Leeds United and teams abroad.
It’s likely that Diangana will be one of the players West Brom look to sell if a takeover doesn’t happen as the winger is one of the most valuable members of Carlos Corberan’s first-team squad.