West Bromwich Albion Want Trevoh Chalobah From Chelsea

Trevoh Chalobah

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly in talks to sign Trevoh Chalobah from Chelsea. The 22-year old, who can play both in midfield or in defence, spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 side Lorient.

West Brom Close in on Trevoh Chalobah Signing

Squad Changes After Relegation

West Brom are undergoing changes in their squad after relegation from the Premier League in 2020/21. Veterans Kieran Gibbs, Lee Peltier and Branislav Ivanovic have departed. Additionally, a number of players in their Premier League squad were on loan. Midfielders Conor Gallagher, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Okay Yokuslu have all returned to their parent sides. Rekeem Harper and Hal Robson-Kanu have also departed.

Their only incomings so far have been midfielder Alex Mowatt and defender Matt Clarke. Mowatt, who was part of the losing side in the promotion play-offs semifinal against Swansea, left Barnsley at the end of his contract, while Clarke joins on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion having spent the last two seasons on loan at Derby County.

Free Transfer for Chalobah

Trevoh Chalobah is a product of Chelsea’s academy, like his older brother and current Watford player Nathaniel Chalobah. He spent the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons on loan at Championship sides Ipswich Town and Huddersfield Town. Last season, he joined Lorient in Ligue 1 and was part of the side that picked up a shock 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

The competition in places is very high at Chelsea, both in midfield and defence. He is set for a move away now. Reportedly, Chelsea will not demand a transfer fee despite the fact that there are two years left on his contract. This might be a direct result of the pandemic-affected economic climate. There will be other clauses in the contract, however, with the possibility of a buy-back clause or more likely, a sell-on clause.

Chalobah is also wanted by Lorient and newly-promoted side Brentford.

 

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