Yeovil Town announced on their club website that the club have accepted an offer for defender Tom James, and according to the Express and Star they originally tagged West Bromwich Albion before deleting it.
The young right-back made 51 appearances for Yeovil in all competitions last season and provided two assists in the FA Cup as the Glovers reached the fourth round. He will now go on to discuss personal terms with the Baggies and will undergo a medical at the Hawthorns, according to the Express and Star.
After an impressive 2017/18 season, James scooped four of Yeovil’s end-of-year awards including the Young Player of the Year and Player of the Season.
If the deal is completed, the 22-year-old will be West Brom boss Darren Moore’s sixth signing of the summer as they look to bounce straight back into the Premier League after being relegated last season.
James will most likely come in to the Hawthorns as back-up for Allan Nyom but will certainly be pushing the Cameroon international for a starting spot. West Brom need to bring in more young players to reduce the average age of their squad and ensure that Moore is able to build a squad for the future and not just as a quick fix.
With key players such as Gareth Barry and Chris Brunt now 37 and 33 years old respectively, signings such as James and 25-year-old keeper Sam Johnstone, who joined the club for £6.5m this summer, represent an investment in the future for the Baggies.
James looks to be the perfect signing and the Welshman also proved his versatility last season as he turned out at left-back and in central midfield for Yeovil as well as his favoured right-back position. West Brom fans will be hoping Moore can get this deal over the line.
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