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West Brom ahead of Nottingham Forest in race to sign midfielder

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West Bromwich Albion remains Andy King’s likely destination this month, with the Baggies edging Nottingham Forest in the race to sign the midfielder.

The deadline for clubs to complete transfers is in just over 24 hours, with West Brom and Forest still amongst the Championship clubs looking to strengthen.

A report from the Nottingham Post highlights that Forest have made an enquiry about King, but so have Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion, with the Hawthorns looking like the midfielder’s next destination at this stage.

King, 30, has been with Leicester City his entire senior career, making 379 appearances for the Foxes and helping them rise from League One to the Premier League. The Welshman also helped his club to the title in 2015/16.

Last season he spent time on loan with Swansea in the Premier League, making 11 appearances for the Welsh outfit before returning to the King Power Stadium.

This season, King has featured on three occasions for the Welsh national side, but has made only one Leicester appearance, which came in the defeat to Newport County in the FA Cup.

Leicester will allow King to leave again this month on loan.

The Verdict  

King is a player with real experience who would be of use to a number of these Championship sides.

West Brom, who seem to be leading the chase and likely to sign the player, have good options in midfield, but King would provide something different and more experience.

For forest and Swansea, if they miss out, they’ll need to identify other targets quickly.

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