Sam Field could wrap up permanent West Brom exit next week
Sam Field could complete a permanent switch from West Brom to QPR as early as next week, according to West London Sport.
Albion sent Field, 23, on loan to QPR in the winter transfer window with the view to deal being made permanent at the end of the season.
However, it is understood that a permanent transfer clause would only be triggered if Field made 12 Championship starts for the Rs. He managed just eight.
Despite the failure to trigger that clause, West London Sport reports “there is a willingness on all sides to get the deal done” and Field’s exit from The Hawthorns could be finalised next week.
So long, Sam
It’s going to be a bit sad to bid farewell to Field because he’s someone who’s been on the books at The Hawthorns almost his whole life.
The Stourbridge-born midfielder is a West Brom supporter who showed great signs of promise when he first burst onto the scene in the Black Country.
He’s made 45 first-team appearances for the Baggies and scored two goals. After he scored both of those goals, you can see the sheer joy on his face – especially the one against Newcastle in the Premier League when Gary Megson was caretaker manager.
Ex-West Brom boss Alan Pardew even hailed Field as being “terrific” during Megson’s stint back at The Hawthorns in 2017 [E&S].
Unfortunately, Field has had injury issues in the last couple of seasons, one of which plaguing his loan spell at Charlton last term and another in the Premier League since.
At QPR, he’s managed to stay fit, score on his debut against Brentford and earned enough game-time and done enough to show that he should be signed permanently by them.
It’s perhaps the best decision all around but Field’s exit means that there’s going to be yet another hole to fill in the midfield in the summer.
Conor Gallagher, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Okay Yoksulu will all be leaving at the end of their loans, leaving just Romaine Sawyers, Jake Livermore and Rekeem Harper in the centre of the midfield.
Those three players have done nothing but fail to impress in the last 12 months or more and all of them will enter the final year of their contracts this summer.
Luke Dowling and whoever’s in charge of the Baggies ahead of next season have massive jobs on their hands to sort this midfield out.
In other West Brom news, this 23-year-old could be released by Albion next month with a Championship move on the cards.