However, as that transfer wasn’t going through, it hadn’t cooled interest in bringing back loan star Mason Holgate to the club this summer, at least according to Matt Wilson of the Express & Star.
The news has left many West Brom supporters desperate to see the Everton man return to the Hawthorns.
A number of fans took to Twitter as they couldn’t contain their emotions as one labelled the young talent easily one of the best defenders they’ve had in a long while with another stating that the news makes him very happy.
Others claimed they would cry if Holgate returned.
Here’s a selection of tweets from a number of West Brom supporters:
HOLGATE, that makes me very happy on this Monday morning.
— Ryan.?? (@RyanJakeFarmer) July 22, 2019
Waiting for the scousers to give the go ahead for Holgate ???????????? #wba
— Luke Baker (@LukeyJ_Baker) July 22, 2019
Suddenly things seem a lot brighter with all these signings coming in and on the radar.
I would LOVE to have Holgate back, easily one of the best defenders we’ve had in a long while.
— Bomber’s Boots (@BombersBoots) July 22, 2019
THERE MIGHT BE A CHANCE WITH HOLGATE AGAIN ASWELL????? SIUUUUUUUU
— John (@Johntur01) July 22, 2019
We want Holgate too ????
— Luke Pollard (@LukeyP_wba) July 22, 2019
Think I’ll cry if we resign Holgate #wba
— Hannah Taylor (@hannahtaylorx_) July 22, 2019
Please announce Holgate @wba ?
— Lewis Botfield?? (@lewis_botfield) July 22, 2019
Holgate on loan for whole season, big yes for me , better than what we have, plus can play CB or RB ?⚪️ #wba
— David Bennett (@Hawthorns71) July 22, 2019