Convincing Myhill to snub Pulis reunion and return would be a coup for Moore

Free agent Boaz Myhill has attracted interest from Championship promotion-chasers Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion, according to the print edition of The Sun (July 27, page 58).

What’s the story, then?

6ft 3in goalkeeper Myhill was released at the end of the season following the Baggies’ relegation from the Premier League but Darren Moore has made him an offer to rejoin the club ahead of their assault on the Championship.

Moore reportedly wants a third goalkeeper to provide competition for Jonathan Bond and Sam Johnstone and hopes that the experienced Myhill will snub interest from former manager Tony Pulis, who wants to take him to his current club Middlesbrough.

The report claims that Myhill would be third-choice at whichever club he chooses, so it likely comes down to which club can convince him they are better candidates to return to the big-time.

Moore could land a blow on Pulis

Considering that Myhill appears to have a stark choice between his former manager and his current one, if Moore can convince him to snub Pulis, it would be another major indication that there is a belief at the club that he is the man to turn the Baggies around.

Pulis is a safe pair of hands, and offers a near-guarantee that Boro will be in the upper reaches of the table when the season ends so if Moore can offer a more tempting prospect, it would signal he is the right man for the job and the feel-good factor is another step closer to returning to the Midlands club.