By Nick Ware

27th Aug, 2021 | 4:23pm

West Brom potential loan deal for Jayson Molumby would not be allowed in the Premier League

West Brom will be allowed to sign Jayson Molumby on loan from Brighton despite already taking Matt Clarke on a temporary basis from the south-coast side.

That’s according to journalist Alan Nixon [The Sun], writing via his personal Twitter profile on Friday afternoon [27/08/21].

He claims that West Brom are in the hunt to sign 22-year-old Republic of Ireland international Molumby on a loan deal from the Seagulls.

However, he was subsequently asked whether a deal would be given the green light after an Albion fan questioned whether two players could be loaned from the same club

“That’s only in Premier [League],” Nixon replied.

Loan benefit

West Brom fans can be forgiven for not being totally aware of the rules given the club’s contrasting fortunes in recent seasons.

For the third time in the last four campaigns, Albion start in a different league from the one they were in the previous season.

The Premier League and Championship do not have the exact same rules in place, and thus the club has been having to continually adapt to the requirements of their division.

Under EFL Regulations Section 6 54.4.2, clubs are allowed to sign up to four players from another side, of which no more than two can be over the age of 23.

The Premier League, meanwhile, prohibit teams from registering more than one player from a single club on loan.

Thus, it could be all systems go for West Brom to sign Molumby on loan from Brighton and play him in front of his parent club teammate Clarke, who arrived at The Hawthorns earlier this summer.

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