West Brom want Rajiv van La Parra but why would Huddersfield sell a key player to a rival?

Grzegorz Krychowiak of West Bromwich Albion and Rajiv van La Parra of Huddersfield Town battle for possession during the Premier League match.

West Bromwich Albion are reported by the Sun to be readying a £5m offer to sign Rajiv van La Parra from Huddersfield Town in the January transfer window.

New Baggies manager Alan Pardew has targeted the winger as he looks to bolster his squad having seen them fall into the Premier League relegation zone in recent times.

Alan Pardew, manager of West Bromwich Albion, looks on prior to the Premier League match against Manchester United.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner is said to be angry with Van La Parra after being sent off for an altercation with Leroy Sane during the 2-1 defeat to Manchester City.

However, after serving his three-match ban the 26-year-old was back on the bench for the 3-1 loss to Chelsea and then started the Terriers’ most recent outing; a 4-1 victory at Watford.

David Wagner, manager of Huddersfield Town, arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match against Watford.

Van La Parra has been an important part of Wagner’s plans this season, making 15 appearances in all competitions and playing a part in every league game up until his red card.

Therefore it begs the question why the Yorkshire club would be willing to sell the Dutchman to West Brom when their options out wide are limited and the former Wolverhampton Wanderers man has been a key figure in 2017/18?

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