Report: Everton enquire about 20-year-old loan deal, fee will cost £1m
By Dominic Toner
Everton want to end Brendan Galloway’s season-long loan deal at West Brom, according to a report.
The Echo claim the Toffees want to recall the 20-year-old from his loan spell as he has struggled for game time at the Hawthorns.
It is understood that Everton have enquired about ending the loan agreement early, with Derby among the club’s interested in loaning the defender until the end of the season if he is made available.
The report details that West Brom will demand the return of the £1million loan fee they initially paid to sign Galloway at the beginning of the season.
Galloway moved to the Baggies on a season-long loan and has played a bit-part role under manager Tony Pulis.
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The left-back has made just five senior appearances across all competitions and is unlikely to force his way into the starting line-up.
He has made 21 senior appearances for the Toffees so far during his career and it’s hoped he could be the successor to Leighton Baines in the future.
Football Insider verdict:
Galloway is currently struggling for minutes at West Brom and is unlikely to break into the starting line-up for the rest of the season. The 20-year-old would certainly benefit from a loan spell in the Championship with Debry, where he could experience regular football. Steve McClaren’s side would be a great platform for Galloway to develop his game as a full-back. He is a highly rated youngster at Everton and just needs first-team football under his belt, something he will not be able to get while Baines remains at Goodison Park. Everton need to work out whether they can justify paying a £1million fee just to send Galloway back out on loan until the end of the season.
In other Everton transfer news, the club have agree terms with a 24-year-old who will join on 1 July.