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Amalfitano hints at permanent West Brom stay

Amalfitano hints at permanent West Brom stay

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The 28-year-old, who has galvanised the Baggies since joining on loan from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille, is delighted to be able to showcase his talent in the Premier League

West Brom winger Morgan Amalfitano has hinted he would be happy to stay at the club beyond his season-long loan deal.

The 28-year-old joined the Midlands club from Marseille in the summer and has bagged two goals in four Premier League appearances, including a strike against champions Manchester United.

The Frenchman is happy to have been given the chance to prove himself in the Premier League, and admits he would be open to making his West Brom move a permanent arrangement.

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"The most important thing is to do well here and feel good, which is the case. Later on, when the time comes, why not stay?” he told the Express & Star.

"It is a very good collective so it is a good, strong team. I have been thinking about the Premier League for a few years and now I am very happy it is happening.

"Now I really want to think about my career and carry on in the best way."

Amalfitano, the recent winner of the club’s Player of the Month award for September, believes the English game suits his style of play and is already making preparations to help his family settle into their new life.

He continued: "I am learning progressively but I felt I needed a change and people have told me that I am a bit English, which is really great. It is about my mentality as a player. I am a winner and a hard-worker, which is a bit English.

"I came here with my family and my daughters are going to school. I am here with my wife and they are all settling progressively. It is for the best, really, because it's important for my football to be here.

"My wife is pregnant and I've got two daughters, aged six and four. They will probably end up teaching me English at home!"

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