According to Sky Sports, West Brom have agreed a £3m deal with Brentford to bring midfielder Romaine Sawyers back to the club, which has left many fans at the Hawthorns absolutely delighted.
The news has since been confirmed by Matt Wilson of the Express & Star, the regular ‘go to’ for all things related to the club.
#wba are indeed set to bring Romaine Sawyers back to The Hawthorns. A fee has now been agreed with Brentford in the region of £3m
— Matt Wilson (@mattwilson_star) July 25, 2019
Sawyers was formerly a product of West Brom’s youth academy but having never featured for the senior side, he departed for Walsall in 2013. He has since gone on to play for Championship rivals Brentford, where he has become an influential member of their midfield.
Last season he featured in 46 games in all competitions for the Bees, laying on seven assists as well as quickly becoming their regular choice of captain. His performances at Griffin Park has attracted interest from both Scottish champions Celtic as well as fellow Championship outfit Leeds United.
Though it appears to be West Brom who have won his signature this summer which has caused excitement amongst many of the Baggies fanbase. One supporter labelled him their future captain whilst others used the words ‘bargain’ and ‘steal’ to describe the £3m transfer.
The idea of Sawyers joining for some is too much to handle after one fan said watching their midfield this season will be a real treat, referencing the fact he has had to witness Jake Livermore, Chris Brunt and Darren Fletcher. Another member of the West Brom faithful said manager Slaven Bilic was working his magic describing the imminent arrival as a coup.
You can read the best of the reaction below:
Bargain. Great news
— Charlie Mole (@Charlie_Mole) July 25, 2019
Wow that is an absolute steal!
— Chris Fearn (@Chris_M_Fearn) July 26, 2019
From having to put up with midfielders such as fletcher, Livermore and brunt over the past few seasons, watching this midfield this season will be a real treat ????
— Harry Standing (@harry_standing) July 25, 2019
Future captain of the club I reckon. Well pleased with this piece of business, we’ve been crying out for a quarter back type in the midfield.
— Andy Warner (@warnerchief) July 25, 2019
Get in! Absolute bargain yet again. pic.twitter.com/8FO5mqdLiH
— J (@Jamie521M) July 25, 2019
— Stephen Neale (@StephenNeale17) July 25, 2019
Another coup!! Super slav doing his magic
— Jamie Pearson (@JamiePe33722272) July 26, 2019
Google player well worth the cash
If he shows is ability then you'll know what I mean .. I'd say best of the bunch
But there all great signing WELL DONE
SLAVAN.lets all hope they givit it for you as they can even I'm getting
— Colin Commander (@colincommander0) July 26, 2019
Genuinely believe bilic will get players he wants ,every one can see we need at least2 forwards but sawyers isa good bit of business in today’s market
— Jon Weaver (@weavo910) July 25, 2019
Yea seems a right steal for 3mill!!
— Richard stevens (@Richstevens_) July 25, 2019