Baggies want to keep French ace.
West Bromwich Albion are hoping to make on loan Marseille man Morgan Amalfitano an offer to keep him at the Hawthornes permanently after impressing in the opening stages of the season, the Mirror reports.
The 28-year-old has a clause in his contract that allows Albion to make the deal a permanent one and he has stood himself in good stead of earning it after he scored a sensational solo goal and set up the winner for Saido Berahino in Saturday’s shock away victory over champions Manchester United.
Amalfitano, whose younger brother – and fellow midfielder – Romain is on Newcastle’s book, also scored the previous weekend as the Baggies beat Sunderland, 3-0 to help the side climb away from the bottom three.
A French international, who earned his solitary cap last year in the 2-1 friendly victory over Germany. He provided the cross for Florent Malouda to bundle home but has since yet to be called up again for Les Bleus.
Having made his name at Lorient, he was sold to Marseille in 2011 and had gone on to make 85 appearances for the club before West Brom came knocking.