Promotion hopefuls West Brom are interested in taking Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings on a six-month loan deal for the second half of the season, as the Englishman is low in the pecking order under Eddie Howe – according to The Sun.
Well, the 25-year-old isn’t fancied at the Vitality Stadium ahead of Nathan Ake and Steve Cook at the moment, and has made just two Premier League starts this season out of 22 games. To make matters worse, the Cherries are reportedly close to completing the signing of Brentford’s Chris Mepham in a £15m move, which will further impact his first-team chances.
However, the former Ipswich man is still highly regarded on the south coast and will only be allowed to leave the club on a temporary deal in a bid to get his fitness and confidence up – it is worth remembering that he was regarded as somewhat of a Championship wonderkid whilst with Ipswich.
Mings has struggled to become a consistent feature in the Cherries’ first-team since arriving from the Tractor Boys in an £8m deal, mainly due to a serious knee injury and a back injury hampering his development.
The Baggies would be getting a talented player who would give them a huge edge over their rivals in the race for promotion, and would provide some serious and much needed competition to Craig Dawson and Ahmed Hegazi.
There are still 19 Championship games left to play, and with the Midlands-based side sat in fourth place, just seven points off the top, Darren Moore will think he has a great chance to guide his team back into the top-flight at the first time of asking.
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Having lost nine-goal Harvey Barnes to his parent club Leicester, however, the Baggies could do with another Premier League level acquisition to bolster their ranks, and Mings would certainly raise the standards around the Hawthorns.