West Brom have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Welsh international defender Rhys Norrington-Davies, with Chris Wilder ruling out his exit.
According to Football Insider, the Baggies are interested in a January move for the Sheffield United full-back, who is currently on loan at Luton Town.
However, Blades boss Wilder said that the club have no interest in selling any of their young players.
“I am not looking to sell any of my young players,” he said, as quoted by the Yorkshire Post when asked about the transfer speculation.
“The situation here is that we are missing Jack O’Connell and I envisage that we bring in somebody with experience to fill that position in January and obviously at left wing-back we have Enda and Max Lowe as well.
“I have no intentions to recall him at all. He’s there for the season. He’s committed to Luton for the season. We will monitor his progress, he has done great and we will assess it at the end of the season what we do and where he goes with it.”
The left-back has had a breakout season in Luton, earning international recognition as a result of his impressive displays.
Making nine Championship starts so far this season, he has one assist and averages 0.9 key pass and 0.6 completed dribbles per match. He also completes 1.1 tackles, 1.4 clearances and 0.8 interceptions per game on average (via WhoScored).
With neither Kieran Gibbs nor Conor Townsend fully convincing so far this year, a move for the 21-year-old made perfect sense, but it now looks like it will be difficult to pull off.
A deal in January will be difficult to do unless the Baggies are able to offer a significant fee, and in the summer much will depend on the respective fates of the two sides in the Premier League survival race.
Norrington-Davis would be a great fit at The Hawthorns, but they may have to look elsewhere if they need a left-back in January.
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