West Bromwich Albion Keen To Sign Versatile £4M-Rated Premier League Star

West Bromwich Albion are keen to battle it out with promotion rivals Middlesbrough and Leeds United to sign Liverpool fullback Conor Bradley this winter, according to TeamTalk.

The outlet are claiming that Bradley could be allowed to leave on loan once the January transfer window opens in the next few weeks as a result of his lack of game time at Anfield thus far.

Bradley spent last season with Bolton Wanderers in League One and ended up having quite a fruitful spell with the Trotters under head coach Ian Evatt, scoring seven goals and recording six assists in 53 appearances in all competitions which is quite impressive for a wingback.

This was also the first loan spell of Bradley’s young career and the Greater Manchester club even lifted the EFL trophy, beating Plymouth Argyle in the final, despite eventually losing out on promotion to Barnsley in the playoff semifinals.

His form with Bolton even saw his market value rise to £4 million, as per the CIES Football Observatory.

Nevertheless, since returning to Liverpool during the summer, the Northern Ireland international has yet to make a single appearance in the Premier League, although he has featured twice for the Reds under Jurgen Klopp in Europe, including during the side’s 2-1 defeat away at Union Saint-Gilloise on Thursday night.

Bradley suffered a stress fracture in his back in August which has kept him out of first-team action with Liverpool until recently, having featured for merely 98 minutes in total this term, according to Transfermarkt.

Nevertheless, the Merseyside club may be set to sanction a loan move away for the 20-year-old, with TeamTalk further reporting that up to 12 clubs are keeping tabs on the fullback’s situation.

Writer’s View

Bradley looked too good at times for League One last season with Bolton Wanderers. It’s a pity that the Trotters weren’t promoted as Bradley could have gone back to the Toughsheet Community Stadium and tested himself at a more difficult level.

West Bromwich Albion would be a good spot for the youngster. Carlos Corberan is playing attractive football, which suits Bradley’s game, and the starlet could even offer some much-needed competition for Darnell Furlong’s right-back berth.

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