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West Bromwich Albion interested in Joe Rothwell swoop

West Bromwich Albion will be taking on another campaign in the Championship after they failed to secure promotion or even a place in the play-offs this season.

In their 46 league games, the Midlands club won 18, drawn 13 and lost 15 along the way, leaving them 10th for a finish.

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Which La Liga club did West Brom sign Okay Yokuslu on loan from in the 2021 January transfer window?

Before the 2022/23 season kicks off, the Baggies have the chance to make whatever changes to their squad that they see fit during the upcoming summer transfer window.

With that in mind, it seems as though the club have already identified one figure behind the scenes who they would want to see in their ranks moving forward.

What’s the news?

According to a recent tweet from journalist John Percy, West Brom are interested in signing Blackburn Rovers midfielder Joe Rothwell this summer.

The Lancashire club signed the midfielder four years ago from Oxford United. Since then, the 27-year-old has gone on to make 161 appearances for Blackburn across all competitions.

In that time, the Englishman has scored 11 goals and provided 18 assists along the way, highlighting his attacking and creative ability. This season saw Rothwell play in 41 league games for Tony Mowbray’s side, scoring three goals and providing 10 assists in the process.

Fans will be buzzing

His overall performances earned him a season rating of 6.95/10 from WhoScored, making him Blackburn’s fifth-highest rated outfield player.

To further highlight how dangerous he can be, no other player at Ewood Park put in as many crosses this season as Rothwell (141). He also made 48 interceptions and 26 tackles, showing that he is a very capable defensive player without the ball as well.

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Taking all this into account, it’s safe to suggest that a lot of West Brom fans would be over the moon to see their club make a move for the Blackburn stalwart this summer.

Also, with Rothwell’s current contract at Ewood Park set to expire at the end of June, potentially signing a player of his quality on a free transfer could be a great bit of business from the Baggies.

However, with Percy saying in his tweet that Nottingham Forest are also eyeing up a move for the midfield maestro this summer, that could be a significant obstacle for the Baggies and their chances of signing him, especially if Steve Cooper’s side end up getting promoted through the play-offs.

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