West Brom closing in on stopper

Goalkeeper Lee Camp

West Brom are close to signing goalkeeper Lee Camp, reports the Daily Mail.

The former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper is a free agent, and could be snapped up by the Baggies.

Steve Clarke is looking for another goalkeeper after Ben Foster picked up an injury to his foot. And whilst Camp might be a surprise move for West Brom, it is due to the loan rules.

West Brom have recently been linked with loan moves for Shay Given and Jack Butland, but Clarke had backed out of any interest in the pair due to FA rules. Premier League rules only allow clubs to play two loanees from other English teams, and after signing Scott Sinclair on loan from Man City, Steve Clarke wants to keep the second spot open for a striker.

Boaz Myhill played for West Brom in their 2-0 defeat at home to Swansea on Sunday, and a move for Camp could instantly rival Myhill’s temporary place in the first team lineup. But with Ben Foster the number 1 ‘keeper at the club, Clarke has no intentions of replacing the English shot stopper.

However, with his side the only team yet to score in the Premier League this season, Clarke is keen to leave his loan space open for a new striker, instead of a goalkeeper from another Premier League side.

Would Camp be a decent backup for West Brom? Is this smart thinking from Clarke?

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