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Mixed transfer update for West Brom and Middlesbrough on 24 y/o emerges

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Leicester City will demand any interested side pays a high percentage of Hamza Choudhury’s wage if he is to leave the King Power Stadium this summer, according to a report from the Express and Star.

Making just six Premier League appearances for the Foxes last term, the 24-year-old looks set to continue being on the fringes of Brendan Rodgers’ first team in the Midlands for the foreseeable future.

With this, Leicester are reportedly willing to offload the midfielder in the coming months as they look to continue strengthening and Choudhury is believed to be open to a move away, potentially putting several sides on high alert.

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Championship clubs Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion are both believed to be interested in luring him to the second tier, with both sides understandably looking to add another midfield option to their cause.

Jonny Howson is yet to put pen to paper on a new contract at the Riverside Stadium and that could open up a starting spot for the Leicester man on Teesside, with Albion also arguably needing another defensive midfielder with the Baggies suffering with a lack of depth in the middle of the park for some of last term.

However, both clubs will need to take on a considerable percentage of his current salary at the King Power Stadium if they want to recruit him in time for the start of pre-season.

The Verdict:

He isn’t likely to be on a modest salary considering he’s in the top flight – and that could pose a problem for West Brom considering they are likely to be paying a considerable amount to summer signing John Swift.

Daryl Dike also looks set to cost around £7m and with Albion failing to generate a fee for Sam Johnstone, they could find themselves in breach of the EFL’s financial rules in the coming years if they aren’t sensible.

This is why they should opt against a move for Choudhury for now if his wage is too high – because he’s only likely to be on loan and because of that – it’s not as if they will be able to sell him on in the future and recoup the money they spent on his wages.

Boro, on the other hand, may have forked out a sizeable amount on former loanee Folarin Balogun’s wage, so Choudhury’s arrival may not faze them as much, with Djed Spence’s likely sale also giving them more money to spend this summer.

Needing someone to come in for James Lea Siliki and potentially take over from captain Howson who isn’t guaranteed to be a regular starter next term, or even at the club at all, they may decide to have the 24-year-old as one of their top targets.


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