Report: Everton to cancel Brendan Galloway's West Brom loan, will send him to Derby instead

Everton's Brendan Galloway in action

Derby County are reportedly closing in on Everton left back Brendan Galloway.

According to the Daily Mail, West Bromwich Albion will allow young defender Brendan Galloway to return to Everton – and he will then subsequently join Derby County.

Galloway, 20, joined the Toffees from MK Dons in August 2014, and looked to have a huge future ahead of him having impressed in patches of last season.

Middlesbrough's Christian Stuani in action with West Bromwich Albion's Brendan Galloway and Claudio YacobMiddlesbrough's Christian Stuani in action with West Bromwich Albion's Brendan Galloway and Claudio Yacob

However, with Ronald Koeman having Leighton Baines and Bryan Oviedo at his disposal, Galloway entered pre-season as Everton's third-choice left back – and was subsequently loaned out to West Bromwich Albion.

Seen as a way for Galloway to play first-team football, the loan move to The Hawthorns has been a disaster for the England Under-21 ace, as he's made just three appearances in the Premier League, the last of which came on the 17th of September.

Everton's Brendan Galloway in actionEverton's Brendan Galloway in action

Now, the Daily Mail report that West Brom are ready to let Everton cancel Galloway's loan deal, with the Zimbabwe-born defender now allegedly set to join Derby County on loan.

The Rams already have one left back in Marcus Olsson, but with Craig Forsyth out for the rest of the season, manager Steve McClaren seemingly wants another option, with Galloway allegedly set to become Derby's third signing of the transfer window.

McClaren has already swooped to land Julien De Sart and David Nugent from Middlesbrough in loan and permanent deals respectively, and Galloway looks set to join them.

Whilst Galloway's West Brom career appears to be over, he should still have a bright future with Everton, and Koeman's men will hope to see him thrive in the Championship for the remainder of the season.

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