The Transfer Tavern‘s EFL insider reckons Philip Billing could be a good option for West Brom to explore this window.
New Baggies manager Valerien Ismael has already made three additions to his squad in the shape of Matt Clarke, Quevin and Alex Mowatt from Barnsley.
However, the Frenchman is having to deal with losing more than 10 first-team players, meaning plenty more business can be expected to take place at the Hawthorns.
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And whilst the signing of Mowatt was an impressive coup by Ismael on a free transfer, he’s currently one of just three central midfielders in his squad.
According to The Sun, West Brom were interested in signing 6 ft 6 colossus Billing some five years back, and following his impressive season for Bournemouth, that could well remain the case.
He scored eight goals and added four assists in just 34 Championship outings, but his heroics from midfield couldn’t lead the Cherries back to the Premier League following their semi-final defeat to Brentford.
The Baggies themselves are expected to challenge for promotion this season and signing Billing would only improve their chances of achieving an instant return.
The EFL spy exclusively told The Transfer Tavern:
“This year, these guys will have so many names thrown at them by agents, but I think it will be quality over quantity.
“And with West Brom needing a left central midfielder, you can see the cost going up because it’s a left-footer.
“Phil Billing is a top Championship player and is a lefty, so he’s a very good option.”
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