Everton seal out-of-window transfer after permission granted - report
By Alex Stevens
Brendan Galloway has cut short his loan spell at West Brom to make an out-of-window return to Everton, according to a report.
The Liverpool Echo claim the left-back, 21, has been given permission by Tony Pulis’ side to make go back to his parent club.
Galloway has been on a season-long loan at the Hawthorns but has had a wretched time, making only five senior appearances for the club.
The England Under-21 international has not figured for West Brom since 7 January and the green light for a return to Goodison Park enabled him to play for the Under-23s against Tottenham on Monday night.
The Liverpool Echo report that the term of the loan mean that Galloway is not eligible to play for Everton’s senior side as he remains registered with the Midlands club.
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West Brom paid £1million to take the defender on loan for the entirety of campaign.
Galloway played the full 90 minutes for David Unsworth’s Under-23s on Monday night and set up the opening goal in their 4-1 win.
Galloway has played 21 matches for Everton’s senior side and filled in for first choice left-back Leighton Baines for a spell last season when he was out injured.
Meanwhile, the win by Everton against Leicester at the weekend drew them level on points with Arsenal (54), although Arsene Wenger’s side have two matches in hand.
The Toffees are seventh in the league, seven points adrift of Manchester City in fourth.
In other Everton transfer news, the club are close to reaching an agreement to sign a brilliant striker.