ALBION are weighing up whether to send Connor Goldson out on loan to launch his recovery from life-changing heart surgery.

The central defender could make a temporary move from the Amex to build up first team game time.

Goldson was diagnosed with a heart defect in February, discovered during routine screening checks by the club.

He had an operation at the end of March and ended Albion’s promotion to the Premier League by taking part in the warm-up for the final game at Aston Villa.

Goldson made only four Championship starts throughout the season and 22 in his first year after signing from Shrewsbury.

The 24-year-old is playing catch-up behind first choice pairing Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy, as well as Uwe Huenemeier.

The experienced German deputised for the injured Duffy during the run-in.

Albion striker target Tammy Abraham completed his widely touted season-long loan move from Chelsea to Swansea yesterday.

The Seagulls were in the running with Newcastle to land the England under-21 until Abraham’s camp demanded £1million in signing-on fees for him, his family and agent.

Boss Chris Hughton said: “It’s disappointing to lose out on Abraham. Everybody knew of the interest but we move on. It’s an important position for us. The difficulty is the market has gone dramatically higher.”