It looks like Brown Ideye, the extremely disappointing West Bromwich Albion striker, will be on his way out of The Hawthorns shortly. He's been bad since joining in the summer for £9m, and it appears the Baggies have found someone to offload him on.
"West Brom agree to sell Brown Ideye to Al Gharafa subject to payment guarantees," according to Sky Sources, and the Telegraph are reporting something similar. The latter outlet says West Brom will receive €5m.
The Qatari window is open well into the month, so the two sides have some time to get the deal done. If these reports are correct, the Baggies will receive under half of what they paid for Brown in the first place, and they're probably not too disappointed about that. He's been poor, Tony Pulis apparently isn't interested in using him at all, and West Brom are probably thrilled to get his wages off the books so they can strengthen their team.
A reminder: former West Brom boss Alan Irvine admitted he'd never seen Brown play before he agreed to make him the club's record signing. Those who had seen Brown play were virtually unanimous in their assessment of him as an average player who was far from a lock to succeed at West Brom, and probably not worth £9m.
The Baggies are smart to cut their losses. Holding on to him and trying to get £9m back would just compound mistakes on top of each other. It's better to admit the first mistake and move on.