West Bromwich Albion rejects second transfer request from George Thorne

West Brom have rejected a second transfer request from wantaway midfielder George Thorne.

West Brom want to keep a hold of George Thorne, left.
West Brom want to keep a hold of George Thorne, left.

The 21-year-old, who is a target for Derby County, has submitted a second written document despite having a similar formal request rejected by Albion earlier this month.

Thorne’s fresh move came just hours after the Baggies turned down a similar transfer request from defender Craig Dawson, who is wanted by Burnley.

Derby have already had a £950,000 opening offer and a second bid, believed to be worth up to £1.5m, rejected by Albion, who have insisted they will not sell Thorne.

They have also told Burnley that Dawson, aged 24, is not for sale.

But neither the Rams nor the Clarets are expected to give up easily.

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Comments for: "West Bromwich Albion rejects second transfer request from George Thorne"


Slap a big price on both heads. Any club interested will have a Board meeting. I'll bet it won't be Derby and maybe not Burnley either. Then take both those clubs off the Christmas card list.. Not to be trusted.

Web Storm Baloni

Maybe I've misunderstood about Thorne and Dawson... But if we were them, would we seek to improve our careers by moving to a smaller club, in a lower division...? Would that even make sense...?... My guess is that both these players and maybe even more players yet, would try this trick to wangle a better deal from West Brom... Isn't that what we'd all do, lads and lasses...?


WBS, I haven't seen an Albion valuation for the pair, however, a fair price tag, say maybe 3 mill a piece, then if clubs meet it, let them go, they've obviously had there heads turned, or now understand they will be mostly back ups, (no disrespect to either of them), they will also be wanting first team football, and not bench warming.


But WSBaloni, that would be dishonest. Are you saying football and footballers are dishonest ?


And I still say Thorne's is not that big.

The Real Bully Hoo.

And he's on a fairly long contract so it isn't that much of a threat. The club hold most of the cards and as we know JP ain't a bloke to play poker with when it's an even deal.

The Real Bully Hoo.


In defence of both lads.

I get the impression Dawson is very much a 'what you see is what you get,' type and all he wants is regular football, wherever it is.

Thorne is a young lad who's been got at by unscrupulous people. He just needs to learn who to trust. A full apology might avoid a long spell with the kids.


I can't understand a young player, who is very talented, preferring to move to a club not in the Premiership. George Thorne has been seen as a star of the future for a few seasons, been looked after by the club when he got injured etc etc , but his ambition is to play for Derby County. With all due respect to Derby County I don't see his request as very ambitious, OR he doesn't see himself making it in the Prem, OR he hasn't got it in him to fight for a starting spot with us next season.

I'm not in favour of players trying to force through moves elsewhere, but I'm convinced it will happen with both Thorne and Dawson. If Alan Irvine can't convince them their future is with us, so be it, we get as much as possible for them, and use the money on players who want to play for us.



don't see either as top players and don't see the sense in keeping players that don't want to play for the club can some one tell me a player we have refused to sell after turning down a transfer request that has gone on to be the right decision I guess there must be one or two but I cant think of any so sell um


Will be 3rd time lucky hey Mr Thorne.

Jack the Hat

Regards Dawson and Thorne:

Here we go again, shooing the beggars off the doorstep.



Jack, I didn't know Wolves had been in for him ???