Report: West Brom keen to loan out Victor Anichebe before offering Ricardo Vaz Te permanent deal

Ricardo Vaz Te

West Brom are ready to loan out Victor Anichebe, with Derby County keen on the striker.

According to a report in the Express and Star, West Brom potentially signing Ricardo Vaz Te will rely on whether Victor Anichebe can be shipped out of the club on a loan deal.

Now that the Football League emergency loan window is open, the Baggies are keen to let the 27-year-old leave the Hawthorns on a short-term deal to prove his fitness before Tony Pulis gives him another chance to impress.

Derby County are named in the report as showing an interest in Anichebe, and are willing to offer a loan fee to sign him, as well as pay a large portion of the Nigerian international striker’s wages, as Paul Clement wants a more physical option in his attacking ranks.

This potential exit of Anichebe will open the door for West Brom to offer Ricardo Vaz Te a permanent contract, having brought him to the Hawthorns on a trial deal earlier this week.

The former West Ham striker, who has been playing away from England since leaving the Hammers in January 2015, has been training with the side in recent days, hoping to earn the chance to play in the Premier League again for the first time since West Ham lost 2-1 to Everton in November 2014.

The Baggies are keen to offer the 28-year-old a short-term deal, running until the January transfer window, allowing them to reevaluate their position on offering him a longer-term contract later in the season.

There are no indications that Derby have yet made an offer for Anichebe, but if they do, it should not be too long before Vaz Te agrees a permanent switch to the Hawthorns.

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