West Brom in hopes of signing Portugal's Varela

West Brom hope to sign Portugal international winger Silvestre Varela on a season-long loan in the next few days.

West Brom boss Alan Irvine
West Brom boss Alan Irvine

Albion expect the 29-year-old Porto man to arrive in England for a medical in the next 48 hours ahead of a proposed switch to the Premier League.

Porto are willing to let Varela leave on loan after five years with the club and the Baggies have identified him as the man to add pace out wide in Alan Irvine’s team.

The Baggies still hope to add one more attacking player before the transfer deadline on September 1.

Varela has 26 full caps for his country and played at this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, scoring in their 2-2 draw with the USA.

The 5ft 11in tall wideman has played more than 100 times for Porto after starting his career with Sporting Lisbon.

He spent a season on loan at Recreativo in Spain but has spent the rest of his career in Portugal.

Baggies head coach Alan Irvine said after yesterday’s goalless draw at Southampton: “We’re looking to bring in another couple of players before the window closes.

“And they will be creative players at the top end of the pitch.”

Comments for: "West Brom in hopes of signing Portugal's Varela"

capehill

cant argue with that , looks a quality addition, boing boing

THEGREENMAN

If this is a true report Valera looks the type of left winger we need. You can't really tell from a 4 minute compilation how a player will perform in the Prem, but there were signs that he has the ability to get past defenders and a get crosses in. He also looks like he can score goals as well. We will await developments, but it looks like this one is being conducted like the Samaras signing. We were supposedly looking at Rodriguez and now it looks like it could be Varela instead. Could be a good signing.

THEGREENMAN

Adam H

Signed, sealed, delivered.

I wouldn't suggest instead mate. Could be a case of both or someone else of a similar ilk.

THEGREENMAN

Adam H

You could well be right. The backroom staff are rightly keeping us waiting until the deals are done.

THEGREENMAN

CantelloRocket 78

Funnily enough, when AI indicated we plan to sign two more players, I expected one on loan, and most likely a name not previously rumoured, because the likes of Jarvis, Downing and Moses were speculation-

this guy Valera plays predominantly on the left wing, but can work on the right, appears to enjoy running at players, looks hustle and bustle, and can whack in a good shot-

go get him!!!

CantelloRocket 78

The guy's name's actually Varela, but I was thinking of Borja Valero, and kept wondering what Wall Heath Max - Valero's biggest critic - will say if we sign somebody close to Spain with a similar name.....

dow worry, it's a different player mate, just dow panic....!! Lol.

Jackett the Hat

You can't sign Silvestre without Tweety Pie...."I tawt I saw a pile of tat"

CantelloRocket 78

Jackettinio-

as a wolves fan, you can't sign........ANYBODY......LOL!!!

The Baggies are signing a string of World Cup stars-

ain't it your all-time 'hero' who's the 'tatter'.....??

The Real Bully Hoo.

Hiya Rocket, ain't it great being a Baggie?

Turned down by a player that we let go because he wasn't good enough and an injured bloke at Crewe.

Easy to see why the Three Dogrees spend all their time over here. It must be really exciting after their own site.

CantelloRocket 78

Bully,

as I've said in the past, I glance at the wolves site from time to time out of mild curiosity, concerning the current mood of their fans-

the only reason I can think of for these jokers' uncontrollable obsession of posting endless jibes on here is due to some kind of deep resentment towards us-

as Warren once said to Jackett, 'you spend an awful lot of time running over here telling us you're not interested in the Baggies...' lol...

capehill

You've got admit bully, that Buxy is a better and proper lighter, wolves fan than Jakettinio

capehill

When will we see them again

When will we share a 1-5, precious moments?

Will I have to wait forever?

Will I have to suffer and cry the whole night through?

When will I see you again?

When will our hearts beat together in the EPL?

Are we in limbo or will we be here forever?

Is this my beginning or is this the end?

Jack the Hat

Cantello,

A Dog-Head remembering how his rust bucket of a club used to look because like now they hadn't two ha'pennies to rub together, something we can't remember as our Hawthorns has never been allowed to rot like that. Nobody wants to join their ostracized bomb squad. What club would want a head coach who worked like that, apart from the obvious that is.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

mcvitiespace

Watching what you watch i think you know you saw a pile of tat.

Tomkya

Well Tweety Pie as a Wolves fan you would be an expert on a pile of tat.

Adam H

Sssssssssshhhhhhhhhh

wbabomber

Yes please, hope this happens, also hope we have him on loan with a permanent deal in place should we choose to activate it. This guy has an excellent pedigree and I remember us being linked with him last summer.

CantelloRocket 78

Bomber,

I can't remember if he played against us for Porto the other week, but they were deadly on both wings, turning our full backs inside out, so if he's part of that set-up, it's got my attention-

by the way, according to the international 'transfermarket' site, he cost Porto around 1.4 mil., but is now valued at around 6.5 mil.

CantelloRocket 78

The Brum Mail claims he's having further talks with Albion tomorrow, and taking a medical, exactly what happened with Samaras the other day - so it's looking good!!

p.s.- 26 caps for Portugal, opposite wing to Ronaldo, and recently scored in the World Cup-

bring it on!!!!!

AndyH

Hi mate,

if the club can pull this one off.....it would sort of sew up the left wing position and provide the ammunition for Bobby and Berahino .....plus add the pace down the left we need....being as the Samaras signing came out of the blue then hopefully this one is also a goer....

mind you I'm also looking forward to Tuesday as I'm hoping that Samaras and Booby get time on the pitch....so we can see more of what they can offer.

Hope you are well

AndyH

The Real Bully Hoo.

Andy.

I'm really looking forward to it now, I don't get to see to many booby's at my time of life.

CantelloRocket 78

Alright Andy,

it looks like this guy plays mainly on the left - but even the right, if tactics change - yet both AI and the Mail have strongly hinted at two signings, possibly looking at an alternative to Wisdom and Berahino on the right side, so we may have Gamboa and ......??-

we've been strongly linked to Atletico Madrid's Cristian Rodriguez recently, a player Roy Hodgson apparently wanted at Albion over 2 years ago, he also plays on the left, but, maybe.....?? Just a punt.......

AndyH

opps.....I meant Bobby........must proof read more.....

te he he he

The Real Bully Hoo.

Spoilsport.

Jack the Hat

Experienced wide-midfield current World Cup international player, good with both feet and knows where the back of the net is, go get on a twelve month loan and the next.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

Baggie31

I await the headline "West Ham join West Brom in race to sign Varela"

AndyH

Or Hull.........

DroitwichBaggie71

Or Sunderland.....

baggiebornandbred

looks pretty good to me, its something albion have always lacked is pace and having two or three very quick players would do a squad a world of good,

as for the other winger i heard norwich wanted as much as 7m for redmond and i guess that the asking price for wingers now, i hope we do get the two wingers

colindbaggie

Hope this happens, the guy is class pacey, trickery, can score goals.

Will be

colindbaggie

Will be a great signing.

COYB.

youngand hungry

wonder why they giving him away if he`s that good ?

capehill

Cus he aint going to you in the championship, he doesn't know you exist, until hear hears the LIQUIDATOR, Have you bullied any pensioners today light weight, 1, down 4 to go and all that, put em up, put em up. You seriously should be ashamed of yourself. Boing Boing

CantelloRocket 78

Colin,

you seem to have some idiot following you around, asking questions and scratching his head-

I just wonder who's gonna clean up all that sawdust....?? ;-)

colindbaggie

Why he/she following me it leaves every one else in peace.

PS no sawdust in an empty head.

Boing Boing.

capehill

Nice one Colin , boing boing lol

youngand hungry

while kevs away the committee will play .

capehill

Bully , you don't think Wolverhampton is in North Korea, there fans am delighted.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Capey, you're a genius. That's it, North Korea. The E&S keeps putting up articles like Kenny saying the Wolves players are heroes and this lot believe them

youngand hungry

make the best of it , kev back tomorrow .

baggiz681

I like the sound of this, lets get him signed up before anyone else does.

Danish Baggie

Ohhh Nooo.....not Another World Cup player. This has to stop now, cant take it any more.

Anonymous DIngle.

AndyH

Hi mate,

that'll be the sound of quiet sobbing you can hear in Wolverhampton......

ELDERVO

Why on earth would you think that Andy? We are playing the best football in years, have beat the three prem teams from last season and are 4th in the div. You have drawn two of the easiest games you'll have this season with lacklustre performances ( your own fans reports). Your comment just doesn't make sense.

Danish Baggie

I dont think going to S'ton is one of the easiest games. And S'land just took points of Utd. So maybe a few god points there when we start counting.

I'll give it to you though, you are doing well.

The Real Bully Hoo.

They aren't PL teams..

Last season they were PL teams.

Fulham have lost almost their entire squad and are fielding a team made up mainly of kids.

Cardiff have lost a number of their best players.

Norwich have kept more of their players but were down to 10 men.

I'm not trying to rain on your parade but you're comparing apples to oranges.

Sunderland finished last season beating top teams and have added to their squad.

Saints is never an easy place to go and they outplayed Liverpool away last week.

Keep feeding yourself the propaganda if it helps though.

capehill

im ELdivvy , the Real Eldivvy, and all you other Eldivvys are just imitating, will the real Albion fan , please stand up , please stand up. Dungarees are on fire

baggieinmanc

Well if you're good enough by the end of this season we might find out who is the better side next season, but only if you're good enough this season remember. The Prem is a different league quite litterally to the prem. We have strengthened this time and being one of 15 clubs tipped for relegation by the mega minds Lawro and Savage I'm sure will only spur on our pretty classy looking squad.

Hope to see you in the Prem next season, I enjoyed the last BC derby.

Boing Boing

Jack the Hat

Bully,

Deluded Dog-Heads have to exalt their own horn or blow their own trumpet if you like, they are so far behind us now it will take them at least twenty years to catch us up. Big money rolling in again for us at the end of this season and the way our squad is being rebuilt by Jeremy Peace and the Board, for many seasons beyond. Wolves have started well good job other clubs score their goals and play with ten men though.

Good for us Jeremy hasn't veered away from his slow but sure beliefs, some clubs would have built a new stand instead of a new squad this season and we would have been set well for a double drop.

Gorra loff ay ya.

BOING~~~~BOING~~~~J♣H.

P.S. I did thank you for asking of me on an earlier string but my posts were stopped so it never got through, thanks again.

The Real Bully Hoo.

Jack.

My pleasure mate and it always will be.

The Real Bully Hoo.

On the whole I tend to agree with Max about DVD's, you can't put too much faith in them but there's nothing there to put you off is there? Probably the fact that he has caps for a top international team says more about him. I was impressed with the header though and he looks capable of winning loads of free kicks around the box, with Dozza, Brunty and Gardner in the team we ain't shy of people to take them.

CantelloRocket 78

Well that was quick!!!

In the Bag!!!

TEN out of TEN this Summer, Baggies!!!!!

capehill

Can only get better , Rocket? boing boing