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West Bromwich Albion eye Hamza Choudhury swoop

West Bromwich Albion have been linked with a move for Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury ahead of the upcoming summer window.

What’s the news?

According to journalist Alan Nixon on his Patreon page (via Birmingham Mail), he had this to say about the Baggies’ reported interest in the Foxes midfielder.

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“Leicester City will let midfielder Hamza Choudhury leave on loan – with Steve Bruce keen to take him to West Brom.

“There could be a sale if an offer comes in but Baggies may be able to do a loan deal with a fixed fee should they win promotion to the Premier League.”

As a product of Leicester’s youth system, the 24-year-old has gone on to make a total of 142 appearances for the club across their U18, U23 and senior sides.

In the Premier League, Choudhury has made 53 appearances, scoring one goal and providing two assists in the process.

Whilst predominantly a midfield player, the Englishman has had experience of playing in defence which could make him a very useful and versatile option for Bruce at the Hawthorns.

Bruce’s dream transfer

Taking into account how the Baggies boss was reportedly rather keen on bringing the Foxes figure to Newcastle United last summer when he was the manager at St. James’ Park, this could finally be the time the 61-year-old secures his dream signing.

Having only started six of the 12 games he appeared in for Brendan Rodgers’ side across all competitions this season, it’s safe to say that he’s not particularly high up the pecking order at the King Power Stadium.

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With that in mind, a move to the Hawthorns where he would be guaranteed regular football to potentially help guide the Baggies back to the Premier League under a manager that clearly rates him would be a tempting prospect for the £61k-per-week player.

Having released Romaine Sawyers from the club last month, Choudhury could be an ideal candidate to take the departed midfielder’s place in the squad, even if he only joins the club on a season-long loan deal.

Praised for his “outstanding” performances for Leicester in the past by Rodgers, Choudhury could give West Brom some crucial top-flight experience that could help them get over the line and back into the Premier League for next season.

In other news: Bruce can land big Livermore upgrade as WBA eye move for “exceptional” £8k-p/w maestro

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