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Dutch move for Yass

On-loan winger links up with Heerenveen until end of season

YASSINE El Ghanassy has joined Dutch top-flight side Heerenveen on loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old winger moved to Albion on a season-long loan from Belgian side AA Gent last summer but has been limited to three appearances in the cups.

The Baggies have been given permission by El Ghanassy’s parent club to loan him on to Heerenveen, although they retain their option to make the Belgium international’s move permanent.

“Due to the team’s progress this season, Yassine has found first-team chances hard to come by,” said Albion’s sporting & technical director (designate) Richard Garlick.

“We feel it is in everyone’s best interests to allow Yassine to go out on loan and get some games under his belt.”