West Brom are leading the race to sign Yeovil’s highly-rated defender Tom James, but they face stiff opposition from other clubs including Swansea and Hull City.
The Birmingham Mail report that Darren Moore’s side are in pole position for the Cardiff-born full back, who impressed in League Two last season. The Glovers struggled at the foot of the table, but James netted a clean sweep at their player of the year awards.
He played 51 times for the Huish Park side and his all-action outings caught the eye of scouts across the country, despite his side finishing just two points clear of the dreaded drop into non league football.
He joined Yeovil eighteen months ago after making just one appearance for Cardiff City, but his displays on the right side of a beleaguered defence look set to net him a move to the Championship.
The 22-year old has represented Wales twice and U19 level and has made 40 Football League appearances in total since his switch from the Bluebirds.
I’m not sure if James is a starter or not, but he does represent a sound investment.
The best course of action may well be to purchase him then loan him back out, be it to Yeovil or a League One club.
He did stand out for Yeovil last season, he’s able to get up and down the line quickly and would be equally as comfortable at wing-back as he is at right back.