Carlton Palmer: Kean Bryan should be comfortable at West Brom
Carlton Palmer has been impressed by West Brom for being able to pull off Kean Bryan’s signing this summer.
Valerien Ismael’s men were looking for a defender this window and got their man, roping in the English defender who previously played for Sheffield United.
The 24-year-old was a free agent after his contract with the Blades expired and the Baggies quickly made their move to bring him to the Hawthorns.
Discussing Bryan’s move to West Brom, Palmer, who’s appeared as a pundit for Sky Sports, told Transfer Tavern, “Well, apparently they were interested in him in the summer but they weren’t able to get the deal over the line.
“I think Kean tried to get a club better than the Championship and it didn’t materialise for him so I think it’s good business for both parties now. He should be comfortable at that level, so it’s worked out for both parties.”
Bryan was keen on finding a Premier League club and there is an argument to be made that he deserves to play in the top flight.
He does have experience playing at that level and clubs in the league, especially the bottom half ones, are always looking to sign free agents as they work on tight transfer budgets.
However, he failed to get his move and that worked out perfectly for the Baggies.
Bryan, who has been referred to as “fantastic” by former boss Chris Wilder, will have less pressure in the Championship and could have his game taken to the next level by Ismael.
He could get his Premier League moment next season should he help guide the Baggies back to the big time.
Having watched him over the years, we’re confident that he’s going to be a success here and mirror Palmer’s assessment of him.
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