West Brom monitoring player as striker completes move
Former Leicester City defender Danny Simpson is training with West Bromwich Albion in order to regain his fitness.
The 32-year-old was released by the Foxes in the summer and despite being on the lookout throughout the summer, has yet to sign a deal with a new club.
The Sun have now reported that Slaven Bilic is allowing Simpson to train with the U23s at The Hawthorns, as he waits to confirm his next move.
It was suggested that earlier this summer, Crystal Palace were linked with a move for the right back after Aaron Wan Bissaka left for Manchester United.
Baggies boss Bilic is also believed to be having a look at him, although the Croatian has hinted that he is happy with the make up of his squad at present.
“People are still calling, but it’s nowhere near like in the transfer window where your phone is booming,” he revealed.
West Bromwich Albion have allowed young striker Owen Windsor to return to Cirencester Town on a short term loan deal.
The 17-year-old arrived at The Hawthorns earlier this summer after impressing for the Southern League Division One side last term.
In only seven appearances, Windsor netted six times, earning admirers from around the country, including Premier League Chelsea.
The striker signed a three year deal for Albion , keeping him at the club until 2022 at the earliest and has made three appearances for the U18 side.
However, he wasn’t expected to have any impact on Slaven Bilic’s first team and has been allowed to return to his former side.
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Barry missed the end of last season after undergoing surgery on his knee. His contract was up this past summer, but he continued to use the club’s training facilities in the close season as his rehabilitation began.
Slaven Bilic has confirmed he’ll give him a new deal when he proves his fitness, but Barry is a little way off from being involved.
Last match played: Leeds 4 West Brom 0 – Friday, March 1
Potential return date: N/A
What Bilic said: “He is still a little bit behind. He is getting there. He hasn’t had a set-back. No. But he thought he was going to be a bit quicker.
“There is no pain, no problems. Like I say, no set-backs. He just has to build and get a bit stronger.
“Everything is going according to plan. He is strengthening his quad to make less pressure on his knee. He’s getting there.”
Hegazi had a short summer break before representing his native Egypt in the African Nations Cup this past summer. There was then a mutually agreed decision made for the centre-back to undergo necessary surgery on his ankle and sacrifice the beginning of Albion’s campaign.
Last match played (for WBA): West Brom 1 Aston Villa 0 – Tuesday 14 May
Potential return date: End of September/early October
What Bilic said (in mid-August): “With Hegazi, he’s ahead of the schedule. It’s still four or five weeks. He’s a good professional and you know him better than me – he’s crying to come back.
“It’s great to have somebody like that in the squad. He’s four or five weeks away.”