In the latest transfer update concerning West Bromwich Albion, there is potential movement on the horizon as the January transfer window approaches. The team has had a somewhat underwhelming start to the new EFL Championship season, although they remain in contention for the coveted play-off positions.
The recent international break in October has afforded the Albion the opportunity to reflect on their performance over the first 11 matches. During this hiatus, there has been ample time to assess the players who have made a positive impression and those who have struggled to meet expectations.
While Carlos Corberan’s squad is only two points away from the top six, their inconsistency has been conspicuous, prompting the consideration of potential actions in January. To address this, a list of players has been compiled, featuring five who could potentially leave the club and six who are almost certain to stay.
1. Jeremy Sarmiento – Potential Departure
Despite initial assurances to Brighton that Sarmiento would be a regular starter for West Bromwich Albion, this commitment has not been fulfilled. As a result, Brighton might contemplate recalling Sarmiento if his playing time does not see improvement before the January transfer window.
2. Martin Kelly – Potential Departure
Martin Kelly is in the midst of his recovery from a significant knee injury and faces a pivotal decision in January. Since his solitary appearance while on loan at Wigan Athletic last season, he has not featured in any matches for West Bromwich Albion.
3. Nathaniel Chalobah – Potential Departure
Nathaniel Chalobah arrived with significant promise in January, but he has struggled to secure a regular spot in the starting lineup. Given his experience and reputation, Chalobah may not be inclined to remain at the club if his playing time woes persist.
4. Caleb Taylor – Potential Departure
While Caleb Taylor showcased his abilities during the pre-season, he has found himself lower in the pecking order during competitive fixtures, resulting in limited playing time. As a 20-year-old, he could be loaned out in the upcoming winter transfer window if a suitable opportunity arises.