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West Brom fans discuss the potential of signing Martin Olsson

West Bromwich Albion could be about to make their first move in the January transfer market.

There is news from Sweden suggesting that free agent Martin Olsson is set to sign for the club, although conflicting reports suggest he’s only coming in for a trial period with a view to signing on for the remainder of the campaign.

Expressen claim contract talks are at an advanced stage while the Express & Star believe he is merely training with the club for the time being.

Would Martin Olsson be a wise addition at West Brom?

Yes, depth needed

Yes, depth needed

No, injury prone

No, injury prone

It remains to be seen which is the case, but supporters have been discussing the prospect of signing him this month.

Plenty appeared to be against the move, starting with this fan who brandished it the ‘most underwhelming January signing we could make.’

Others hinged on Olsson’s injury history and lack of playing time as the 31-year-old hasn’t featured since December 2018.

A ruptured Achilles ruled him out for the season whilst under contract at Swansea City, where he was released in the summer.

The Swedish defender has been without a club since then.

One claimed Olsson was a bigger sick note than Kieran Gibbs, who himself faces an extended period on the sidelines over the next month or so, thus leading to manager Slaven Bilic making a move like this.

He was also labelled ‘biscuit legs’ and ‘injury prone’ by others.

Some supporters also considered the prospect of playing Chris Brunt there instead…

However, not everyone was totally against the move with many seeing is a smart addition with suitable cover needed for Gibbs.

‘Useful’ and ‘decent’ were two words used to describe Olsson.

One supporter was quick to laud Dowling for making such a decision while others noted Olsson’s experience in the English game.

Per Transfermarkt, the veteran defender has made 197 appearances in the Premier League and has also featured 107 times in the second tier across spells with Swansea, Norwich City and Blackburn Rovers.

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The news has also led to comparisons to the signings of Tyrone Mears, Wes Hoolahan and Bakary Sako last season, who all rarely made an impact according to one fan.

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