West Brom: £900k star has been Steve Bruce's key man at the Hawthorns

The signing of Jason Molumby for £900,000 is a bargain for West Brom, according to journalist Josh Holland.

The midfielder recently made his loan move permanent when he put pen to paper for a six-figure fee earlier this month.

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Having failed to get an opportunity at Brighton last season, the Republic of Ireland international made the temporary switch to the Hawthorns in the summer months in search of regular first-team football.

The deal from the Seagulls included an option to buy and having established himself as a regular under both Valerien Ismael and Steve Bruce, making 31 Championship appearances in total, the Baggies have decided to take up that option to buy and sign Molumby permanently.

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The Express and Star revealed in March that Molumby was expected to extend his stay in the Midlands, and Bruce confirmed after Saturday’s draw with Coventry that the ex-Millwall and Preston loanee will become a permanent West Brom player from next season.

“Molumby’s done, Molumby was done weeks ago,” Bruce said. “The deal was kicked in weeks ago, so he’s our player now.”

With 80 Championship appearances already under his belt and 12 caps on the international stage, Holland reckons that the Baggies have completed an excellent piece of business for the 22-year-old midfielder.

What did Holland say about Molumby?

When asked whether signing the midfielder for £900,000 is a bargain for West Brom, he told GIVEMESPORT: “100 %. Against Stoke recently, he was the only player I left thinking ‘yeah, he was alright today’.

“He was good, he was probably the reason West Brom had any chance of getting anything from that game.”

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Who else could West Brom sign this summer?

With Sam Johnstone now set to leave with his contract expiring in June, a goalkeeper is very much high on Steve Bruce’s priority list when the window reopens for business.

Bruce recently confirmed that Johnstone’s Baggies career is over, having completely dropped him from the squad, meaning a replacement will be required in the coming months.

But having scored just 47 goals in the Championship all season, which is the fewest in the top 14 sides in the division, the West Brom boss will also need to bolster his strike department.

Their need for goals could see Andy Carroll extend his stay at the Hawthorns, with the experienced frontman keen to sign again next season after scoring three times in his last eight league games.

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