West Bromwich Albion are lining up a swoop for Sheffield United defender Kean Bryan, as uncertainty over his Bramall Lane future intensifies [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: West Brom get set for a 2021/22 promotion challange
Freshly re-integrated into the Sky Bet Championship, West Brom will be desperate to put together a squad capable of being promoted back to the Premier League at the first attempt.
Despite this, perhaps it could be the 24-year-old centre-back who becomes the first Hawthorns arrival this summer.
Would Bryan be a good signing for West Brom?
The Latest: West Brom line up an offer for Bryan
West Brom are said to be lining up a contract offer for Bryan, who’s contract at Sheffield United is due to expire at the end of June [Football Insider].
The West Midlands side are aware of his availability, and although his current employers have offered him fresh terms, he is yet to accept their proposal, meaning he could depart Yorkshire on a free transfer.
In recent times, Burnley, Fulham, Watford, Swansea City and even Schalke are believed to have held an interest in his services [Yorkshire Live].
The Verdict: Bryan would be a welcome addition to the Hawthorns fold this summer
Making an impression for the Blades last term, Bryan would most certainly be a welcome addition to the West Brom rear-guard.
Showing his domineering presence at the back and awareness to danger, the 6ft 1in Bryan made an average of 2.7 clearances per 90 minutes across the calendar year [WhoScored].
Lauded as ‘talented’ by former boss Chris Wilder [The Star], he would slot in nicely to the West Brom backline this summer as they aim to mould together a title challenge.
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