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West Bromwich Albion: Baggies linked with a move for Porto defender Diogo Queiros

West Bromwich Albion: Baggies linked with a move for Porto defender Diogo Queiros

Having made Filip Krovinovic his first signing of the summer last Friday, West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic may be about to swoop for FC Porto defender Diogo Queiros.

According to Portuguese outlet A Bola (as quoted by Sports Witness), the Baggies are reportedly interested in securing the services of the 20-year-old on loan for the upcoming campaign.

A product of the Dragoes’ youth academy, Queiros has yet to feature for their first team but did make 31 appearances for their reserve side last season in all competitions (via Transfermarkt).

Given that the likes of Pepe, Chancel Mbemba and Diogo Leite are all ahead of him in the pecking order at Porto, as per WhoScored, the defender may benefit from some time away from the side.

Although Queiros has been linked with moves to Premier League sides Arsenal and Liverpool (via talkSPORT) in the past, signing him would still be a risk for Bilic to take as there is no guarantee that he will be able to cope with the competitiveness which the Championship is famed for.

Indeed, with Saudi Arabian outlet Okaz (as quoted by KingFut) reporting that Ahmed Hegazi is being linked with a move back to Al Ahly, West Brom could be in need of defensive reinforcements, especially following Craig Dawson’s departure to Watford earlier this month.

Yet if the Baggies are to launch a sustained push for promotion next season, it could be argued that Bilic should be targeting players who have a track-record of producing the goods in the second-tier.

Therefore, unless he is going to bring in several new defenders alongside Queiros, the former West Ham boss may find it beneficial to steer clear of committing to a switch for the £1.58m-rated ace (via Transfermarkt) this summer.

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