West Brom are reportedly eager on signing Nottingham Forest midfielder Lewis O’Brien on mortgage this month and his potential reunion with Carlos Corberan on the Hawthorns might see them obtain the promotion they narrowly missed out on at Huddersfield final season.
In keeping with journalist Alan Nixon, West Brom are eager on signing the English midfielder this month, as he continues to wrestle for sport time with Steve Cooper’s facet within the Premier League.
O’Brien was one of many star performers in Huddersfield’s facet final season as they reached the Championship playoffs earlier than their defeat towards the Reds within the closing at Wembley.
The 24-year-old, who captained the Terriers beneath Corberan, would contribute three targets and three assists in 46 Championship appearances final season, incomes an outstanding 7.09 score from WhoScored for his performances.
He would then full a £10m transfer to the Metropolis Floor however has to date didn’t emulate that type within the Premier League beneath Cooper, averaging a disappointing 6.33 score from WhoScored throughout his 12 top-flight appearances, six of which have come from the bench.
Cooper has a frankly ridiculous variety of gamers to select from at Forest and it appears as if O’Brien might be surplus to necessities when you think about that his last start within the Premier League got here in early November.
Nevertheless, he emphasised final season simply how efficient he might be within the second tier and Corberan would know the best way to get the most effective out of the younger midfielder as he seems to proceed the Baggies’ cost up the desk.
The Spanish supervisor was stuffed with reward for O’Brien final season as he led by instance in Huddersfield’s shock promotion push.
He said: “It’s not solely the truth that Lewis O’Brien can compete at a top-level each single time he performs no matter place he’s on the soccer pitch, it’s how he reacts to the way you make him play in several positions. There may be what makes him a particular participant and that’s the truth meaning I don’t see limits in his profession and I don’t see limits in his potential.
“He does all of it with a stage of humility meaning he’s going to be an distinctive participant and he’s by no means going to cease rising.”
Corberan and O’Brien would have been gutted to not obtain promotion collectively final season nevertheless it appears as if the Baggies could have the possibility to profit from their robust relationship by signing him this month, and the Forest midfielder could possibly be the distinction maker as West Brom intention to return to the highest flight this 12 months.