West Brom chasing Championship starlet

West Brom are looking to sign Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor, according to the Birmingham Mail.

The Baggies have been rather quiet in the transfer window so far, only signing Matt Phillips from QPR.

Tony Pulis is reportedly keen to still bring more players to the club, especially a left-back, with winger Chris Brunt often filling the role for spells of last season. It’s a position the manager has already tried to fill by bidding £9million for Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp.

Taylor’s contract expires next summer, and the 22-year-old recently rejected a new deal to stay at Elland Road, which could force Leeds into selling him this transfer window.

The left-back played in 39 league games last season, as he went on to be voted the Supporters’ Player of the Season.

Leeds’ chief executive officer Ben Mansfield confirmed the news that Taylor denied a new deal, telling BBC Sport:

“We run the risk that he could possibly go for free if we hold on to him. I think it’s fair to say at this moment in time that Charlie doesn’t want to extend his current deal with us.”

West Brom kick off their new season away at Crystal Palace on August 13th.

 


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