According to a report from Birmingham Live, Championship side West Brom are keen to make winger Chris Willock’s loan move into a permanent one, despite the fact that he is yet to make an appearance for the club.

When young winger Chris Willock made his loan move to Championship side West Brom in the summer transfer window, he will have been hoping to get some more senior game time under his belt. However, since arriving at the club, he has not played for the first-team, finding that his game time has come in the Under-23s squad.

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But despite not having the chance to make an impact on Slaven Bilic’s first-team, Willock has been starring for the Under-23s, scoring regularly in the early stages of the season. He has scored two goals and provided two assists in four appearances in the Premier League 2, making a good impression on the coaching staff at West Brom.

Given the Benfica loanee’s strong form for the Under-23s, the club are said to be interested in bringing him in on a permanent basis from the Portuguese side. Willock is only with the Baggies for the season as it stands and no clause is in place for a permanent deal as it stands.

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Willock has only been out of England for just over two years having joined Benfica from Premier League side Benfica. Should West Brom look to bring the winger in on a permanent basis, it will be interesting to see if Willock accepts a return to England.


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