Swansea City, Blackburn Rovers and Bristol City are interested in signing West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Jonathan Bond, according to Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre (15/07, 14:45).
Bond joined West Brom on a free transfer from Reading last summer, but he is yet to make a single league appearance having been back-up to first-choice goalkeeper Sam Johnstone.
The 27-year-old has made seven appearances in cup competitions and has featured four times under Slaven Bilic this term, but his future at the Hawthorns is uncertain.
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Bond’s contract at West Brom expires at the end of the season, and it remains to be seen whether the club offer him a new deal as they remain on the cusp of winning promotion to the top-flight.
According to Sky Sports, though, Swansea, Blackburn and Bristol City are eyeing up moves for Bond potentially on a free transfer, with his contract running out.
Sam Johnstone is likely to be Albion’s number one once again next season, whilst 23-year-old Alex Palmer has recently signed a new three-year deal following a loan spell in League Two with Plymouth Argyle.
Bond needs to leave West Brom this summer, I believe.
He’s now 27 years of age and needs to find a club who gives him regular game time, as he’s never going to get into the Albion side with Johnstone still there.
I can’t see Albion offering him a new deal, either, so a move to another top-half Championship side would be an excellent move for him, I feel.