Albion winger Soufyan Ahannach has joined Royale Union Saint-Gilloise on a season-long loan.

The 23-year-old Dutchman has linked up with Tony Bloom’s second-tier Belgian club, where Percy Tau starred on loan last season.

Ahannach signed for Albion from Almere City after scoring an impressive 18 goals and adding 15 assists in 42 second-tier appearances.

After making nine league appearances for Albion's under-23 side during the 2017-18 campaign, he joined Sparta Rotterdam on loan for the remainder of the season but his time there was cut short by a long-term injury after 12 appearances.

He was named in Albion’s senior squad when they won at Bristol Rovers in the Carabao Cup last week.

Head coach Graham Potter said: “This loan move gives Soufyan the chance to play regular football at a good standard — which we couldn’t guarantee this season.

“He came to the club with an impressive record from his time in Holland, and the aim this season is for him to get back to that level in Belgium.

“He’s overcome a bad injury he suffered during his time on loan with Sparta Rotterdam but, since recovering, he has found his opportunities limited to under-23 football.

“This move gives Soufyan the chance of playing regular senior football. It’s a good move for him and us, and we will keep a close eye on his progress in Belgium.”