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James Wilson closes in on West Bromwich Albion loan – report

by Sam Koster

Manchester United striker James Wilson is close to agreeing a loan move to West Bromwich Albion, according to the Mirror.

The 19-year-old is held in high regard by fans at Man United, but he has failed to make an appearance this season under Louis van Gaal, prompting speculation that he could be set to secure a loan deal elsewhere.

If a deal is completed Wilson would become the latest in a number of strikers let go by van Gaal this summer, a list which includes the likes of Robin Van Persie, Radamel Falcao and Javier Hernandez.

With rumours surrounding the imminent arrival of 19-year-old Anthony Martial, the decision to let Wilson leave the club seems a strange one to say the least. To replace one 19-year-old with another has left United fans scratching their head.

Wilson’s absence from the first-team is frustrating for supporters, with many having seen the youngster’s exceptional performances in the reserves time and time again. It could be argued that with a proper run in the first-team, Wilson would prove to supporters that he is the goalscorer United need.

There also exists the question of where Wilson would fit in at West Brom. Tony Pulis has already splashed out on Salomon Rondon and Rickie Lambert this summer, and unless he was to play with three up front, it is likely that Wilson would be as much of a bit-part player there as he is at Old Trafford, something that could seriously dent his confidence.

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