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West Brom eye up midfield free agent

reo-coker.jpgDespite the transfer window being shut, there is still a rumour of a possible move that has reached us here in the Football Transfer Tavern, with Simon Jones of the Daily Mail reporting that Nigel Reo-Coker could be set for a Premier League return.

West Bromwich Albion are thought to be lining up a surprise move for the 28-year-old, who is a free agent after leaving Championship club Ipswich Town.

Albion boss Steve Clarke wants midfield reinforcements to cover for the injured George Thorne, who suffered knee ligament damage during the defeat to Everton on Wednesday.

Reo-Coker is looking for a new club having rejected a new deal at Portman Road on January 14th.

The midfielder has bags of Premier League experience, having played for West Ham United, Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers, often as captain.

His career has somewhat tailed off in recent seasons, considering he was thought to be one of English footballs’ most exciting prospects when he burst onto the scene as a 21-year-old in 2006. His finest career moment came during that season, when he captained the West Ham United side that made it all the way to that famous 2006 FA Cup final.

A move to West Brom may resurrect the midfielders career, with Steve Clarke’s side still in the hunt for European football.

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