West Brom manager Steve Bruce is keen on a loan move for young Newcastle United attacker Elliot Anderson. According to the report from inews, the Baggies want to sign the 19-year-old on loan from Newcastle United next season after impressing during his loan spell at Bristol City in League Two.
Anderson impressed a great deal under the management of former Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton at Bristol City as he showed that his quality is above League Two football. The attacker had an attacking return of seven goals and three assists in 20 appearances in the colours of Bristol City.
Newcastle United officials plan for Anderson to get his chance to impress during pre-season this summer ahead of the new season, but it’s likely that the young attacker would be sent out on loan again for him to get more playing time as he might not play much if he stays with the Magpies first team. West Brom are not the only ones keen to sign Anderson on loan this summer. Apart from West Brom, other English Championship teams such as Sheffield United, Millwall and Middlesbrough also want the young attacker on loan for next season. League One outfit Sheffield Wednesday are also interested in a loan move for the Newcastle United starlet.
West Brom manager Steve Bruce would be hoping that his close ties with Newcastle United is an advantage for his team in the race to sign Anderson on loan from the Premier League club. Steve Bruce is a boyhood Newcastle United fan and he was in charge of the first team has he kept them in the Premier League last season. He was sacked earlier this season and replaced by Eddie Howe with the Magpies struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League table.
Steve Bruce was the Newcastle United manager who gave Anderson his debut at the club in January 2021, though he didn’t sanction a loan move for him afterwards. Several teams wanted to take him on loan for the second half of last season.