West Brom are emerging as the frontrunners to seal a deal for Tom Lawrence this summer.
The attacking midfielder is out of contract at Derby County next week and he is not going to sign a new deal at Pride Park as their off-field uncertainty continues, along with the fact they’re in League One.
Since the Rams’ relegation was confirmed, Lawrence has been linked with a host of club, but the Daily Mail have revealed that Albion are ‘leading the chase’ to bring in the 28-year-old.
That would continue what has been a very productive window so far for Steve Bruce’s side, with the Baggies having already signed John Swift and Jed Wallace ahead of several rivals.
Landing Lawrence would be seen as a similar coup, with the Welsh international having scored 11 goals and registering five assists for Derby in the previous campaign.
Whilst Albion are hoping to conclude a deal for the player, the report does add that Sheffield United, Watford and Rangers are still keeping tabs on the former Leicester City man.
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This would be an excellent signing for West Brom as Lawrence was superb in the Championship last season for a side that went down.
So, Albion would be getting a proven performer if the deal goes through and it would be another statement signing for Bruce to add to what has been a very productive summer so far.
Of course, there is still work to do before the deal gets done but it’s shaping up to be an exciting summer for West Brom.
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