West Brom manager Darren Moore will still be reeling at the loss of Harvey Barnes, who was recalled from his loan, by his parent club Leicester City, meaning that midfield recruitment is a priority at the Hawthorns.
Moore is looking at Romaine Sawyers according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter, a player who is on the shortlist for both Aston Villa and Middlesbrough.
So should West Brom look to tie up a deal for Sawyers quickly?
“I’m not sure Sawyers possess the quality that some of West Brom’s other midfielders do, but the Baggies need more depth in that area of the field.
“For that reason this would be worth pursuing.
“Moore would undoubtedly have to improve Sawyers as a player, though.”
“West Brom need some extra legs in midfield and Sawyers would provide exactly that.
“Their central options are getting on in age in many ways and so Sawyers would bring some fresh drive.”
“I’d love to see him at the Baggies.
“They play a system that could easily accommodate him and he’s good enough to go up with them.
“Of all the clubs he’s linked with, this is the fit.
“This is the move he should make.”
“This is a bold, and potentially exciting transfer for West Brom fans to get behind.
“Having lost Harvey Barnes to his parent club last week, the Baggies’ reported interest in Sawyers needs to be firmed up with an official offer.
“With other clubs in the running, including Aston Villa who are managed by the Brentford man’s former boss, they could be seen as the favourites for his signature.
“Getting a deal done early is imperative with two other clubs in the frame – and doing so would cath them cold and miss out on a talented player.