Filip Krovinovic is expected to have his loan move at West Bromwich Albion cut short this season after falling down the pecking order under Sam Allardyce, but it remains to be seen where he’ll end up.
A Bola claimed earlier in January (via Sport Witness) that PAOK and Olympiacos were interested in the 25-year-old – who is on loan at The Hawthorns from Benfica – while O Jogo reported that Hadjuk Split were keen on a move too, but Nottingham Forest are reportedly leading the race for his signature.
However, the Championship club’s manager Chris Hughton was coy when asked about interest in Krovinovic, telling Nottinghamshire Live: “I think that would be speculation. What we do in our quest to bring players in, or see what’s available, there are always going to be lots of phone calls made.
“There’s always going to be good interpretations and bad interpretations. It’s always best just to speak about anything that is official, or when something has already been done, but at this moment, anything is just speculation.”
Krovinovic has made 12 appearances in all competitions this season, failing to score or make an assist. The Croatian midfielder was a regular up until mid-December while Slaven Bilic was in charge, but he has amassed only 17 minutes of Premier League football in their six games under Allardyce. [Transfermarkt]
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Despite West Brom sitting 19th in the Premier League, Krovinovic is surplus to requirements and finds himself behind Conor Gallagher, Jake Livermore and Romaine Sawyers in the pecking order.
The Midlands outfit are working hard to bring in at least one midfielder before the January transfer window shuts and have William Carvalho and James McCarthy among others on their radar, so there won’t be room for Krovinovic come February.