West Brom have reportedly registered their interest in signing Brentford midfielder, Romaine Sawyers according to Football Insider.
It has previously been claimed by Football Insider, that Leeds and Celtic were the frontrunners to sign the Bees captain, but West Brom are keen on beating teams to land his signature.
Sawyers has been with Brentford since he signed for the London-based side back in 2016 from Walsall.
He has gone on to adjust well to life in the Championship, making 135 appearances in total for the Bees across a four-year-spell.
His impressive performances evidently haven’t gone unnoticed either, with West Brom being the latest club to enter the race to sign Sawyers.
The Daily Mail have recent revealed that Celtic have seen a bid rejected for the midfielder, and the Baggies could be set to meet Brentford’s valuation of Sawyers, who has just one year remaining on his current deal at Griffin Park.
We look at one winner and one loser if West Brom are to strike a deal to sign Sawyers before the new Championship season gets underway in August.
Winner: Rekeem Harper
Harper recently extended his stay with West Brom, and supporters will be hoping that he can build on a number of impressive showings in the second-half of last year’s league campaign.
He’s been played as a central midfielder for the Baggies, but if Sawyers was to sign for them, then he could be pushed further forward into an attacking midfield role.
The youngster would provide the West Brom strikers with the creativity needed to score goals to keep the Baggies in the hunt for a return to the Premier League.
Harper could certainly benefit from learning from an experienced midfielder like Sawyers to help aid his development in the early stages of his professional career.
Loser: Sam Field
The young midfielder struggled for a consistent run in the West Brom team for much of last season, making just four league starts as they missed out on promotion.
With Filip Krovinovic also arriving at The Hawthorns, if Sawyers was to sign for Bilic’s side, then it would only push Field further down the pecking order.
It seems highly unlikely that the 21-year-old will remain a West Brom player for much longer, as he’ll be hoping to find regular game time elsewhere to further his development.