Everton have a agreed a season-long loan deal with West Bromwich Albion defender Brendan Galloway just days after the Blues visit to the Hawthorns.
The 20-year old burst on to the scene last season for the Toffees after a succession of injuries in the left back position knocked out Leighton Baines, Brian Oviedo and Luke Garbutt.
LOAN: @brendan_gallo37 has today joined @WBA on a season-long loan.— Everton (@Everton) August 22, 2016
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There has been interest for player from Newcastle in the Championship as well, but over the long run getting Premier League playing time would be better for Galloway and that is the decision manager Ronald Koeman made.
West Brom boss Tony Pulis lost Chris Brunt to a long term injury earlier this year, and has been using center back Jonny Evans in that position. Interestingly enough, Galloway’s true position is considered to be center back, even though most of his playing time at the senior level has been out on the left.
Galloway has 21 appearances in all competitions for Everton since his transfer from MK Dons in 2014, but didn’t feature in either of the two Premier League games this season.
Should Pulis deem him match-fit, he could makes his Baggies debut tomorrow at Northampton in the EFL Cup as long as the deal goes through on time. Galloway will wear the ‘20’ shirt at the Hawthorns, but could also find himself pushed to the bench if West Brom’s pursuit of Leicester City’s Jeff Schlupp goes through.