Albion set to land Montero

West Brom are set to sign Swansea winger Jefferson Montero on loan and are also trying to land Jacob Murphy from Newcastle.

Speedy Montero, 29, is yet to start a game for the Swans this season but has made 12 appearances from the bench.

The Ecuador international is due to be confirmed as a new arrival for the Baggies’ squad following Harvey Barnes’ recent recall by Leicester.

Montero came on for the final 34 minutes in Swansea’s 3-3 draw with Birmingham on Tuesday , when he got his third assist of the season.

Albion officials and boss Darren Moore are also trying to get winger Murphy, 23, on loan from Newcastle.

He has not started for Toon in the top-flight since December 5 and was an unused sub in the midweek win over Manchester City.

Murphy’s development is now stalling since a £12million move Championship Norwich in August 2017.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Jefferson Montero of Swansea City (L) and Christian Fuchs of Leicester City (R) battle for possession during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Swansea City at The King Power Stadium on August 27, 2016 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
(Image: Stu Forster)