Pulis targets Leicester striker as first January signing

New West Brom boss Tony Pulis is prepared to make a £5 million bid for Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy as he looks to imprint his own mark on the Midlands club.

Pulis has had a lengthy discussion with Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace concerning targets in the January transfer window and they both believe that Vardy represents a realistic and affordable option.

The 28 year-old striker joined Leicester in 2012 from Fleetwood town and has scored 22 goals in his Foxes career so far, including a goal against Manchester United earlier in the season.

The new Albion head coach is desperate to add pace to his squad after identifying their lack of speed on the break as a one of the Baggies’ main weaknesses.

Pulis is also an admirer of Vardy’s work ethic and the Welshman had contemplating bidding for the player in the summer before his sudden departure as Crystal Palace manager.

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