Luke Hatfield reckons it’s unlikely that West Brom will change their recent transfer strategy and sign Jed Wallace from Millwall.
What’s the latest with Wallace?
The Lions winger has entered the final 12 months of his contract at The Den, which has led to serious doubts over his future.
Wallace has been offered fresh terms but hasn’t yet put pen to paper on a new deal – and has expressed his desire to play in the Premier League, something that’s more likely to happen at West Brom than in south Bermondsey.
According to Football League World, the Baggies are amongst a host of Premier League and Championship teams looking to take advantage of potentially signing Wallace for a cut price.
Wallace has established himself as one of the most dangerous attacking players in the second-tier and has already been directly involved in six goals in eight league games this season, one of which an assist for Millwall’s equaliser in the 1-1 draw last Saturday.
What has Hatfield said about West Brom’s pursuit of Wallace?
Despite making five signings this summer, three of those were free transfers, with the other two loan deals.
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With that in mind, Hatfield told GIVEMESPORT that he thinks it’s unlikely that West Brom pay the money for the Millwall man:
“The situation for Albion is, are they willing to pay the money? They’ve signed a player for not much more than a nominal fee this summer. There has been a lot of loans and free transfers. Are they willing to pay the cash that Millwall want? I’d say it’s unlikely.
“I’m not sure there’s any concrete interest, but he’s certainly a gifted player that has done more than enough to show that he’s worthy to fight for those top two places in the Championship.”
Is it likely West Brom sign Wallace?
Every team needs a Wallace, but make no mistake about it, the Baggies don’t necessarily need him to get promoted.
He would certainly add quality and depth to their squad, but it’s unlikely West Brom go against their recent strategy to bring him in.