Any potential West Brom move for Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury has been complicated by a fresh Foxes injury blow according to transfer expert Alex Crook.
On Tuesday morning the Express and Star reported that the Baggies are hopeful of completing a loan move for the 23-year-old.
Crooks has now told TalkSPORT that a potential move could be off the table after Foxes midfielder Dennis Praet picked up an injury blow, though he said Sam Allardyce shouldn’t give up hope just yet.
He said, “This one has been complicated further, sources in Belgium saying that Dennis Praet is facing a few weeks on the sidelines, this could change [Brendan] Rodgers’ thinking.
“However my contacts at Leicester are suggesting a recall for Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall is maybe more likely to come back in for Choudhury so Sam Allardyce shouldn’t give up hope on that one.”
Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad is reporting that Praet is set for three months on the sidelines after picking up a fresh injury.
If Rodgers does elect to recall Dewsbury-Hall then a deal for Choudhury could still be completed but the Foxes boss may want to keep the 23-year-old around due to his Premier League experience.
If this injury to Praet does stop Choudhury from leaving the King Power Stadium it will sum up the horrible luck that Albion have been experiencing this season.
This is something that is completely out of the club’s control but it could still have a huge effect on Albion’s future as Allardyce seems to be very keen on bringing Choudhury to The Hawthorns.
The midfield is an area of the pitch that needs to be improved this window and it looked as if getting Choudhury through the door would be a relatively easy deal to complete.
This worrying report suggests that this deal could be anything but straightforward as Allardyce waits to see what Rodgers decides to do.