West Brom are set to offer former Burnley and Stoke City left-back Erik Pieters a contract at the club, according to a reliable journalist’s claim
The Lowdown: Pieters training with Baggies
The Baggies could do with more reinforcements after a disappointing end to the transfer window, with Steve Bruce’s squad arguably looking a little light and the manager exasperated over two failed deadline day moves.
His time at Turf Moor may well be remembered for an administrative error in February 2021 which saw him named in the Clarets’ starting line-up for an FA Cup clash against Bournemouth despite him being suspended.
The Latest: Left-back set to seal move
Alongside a link to a Patreon post titled ‘West Brom to bag Pieters‘, the reporter simply tweeted: “Bruce to bag new defender.”
The Verdict: Shrewd addition by Bruce
Pieters may now be 34 years of age but he could be an astute addition on a free transfer by West Brom, boasting the enviable experience of 225 Premier League appearances.
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The fact that Pieters would come in on a free transfer also makes it less of a risk for Albion from a financial point of view, so it’s hard to find any reason why this wouldn’t be a good move by Bruce and co.
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