Reliable journalist Joseph Masi has dropped a significant update on West Brom’s links to Derby County midfielder Tom Lawrence.
The Lowdown: Lawrence linked with Baggies move
However, it appears as though Lawrence’s next club won’t be West Brom, following a rather definitive update from Masi.
The Latest: Masi rules out signing
“Story also includes a line on Tom Lawrence who I understand Albion are NOT interested in signing despite reports to the contrary.”
The Verdict: One that got away?
In some ways, this is a disappointing update, considering Lawrence is someone with a wealth of Championship experience, having scored 50 goals and registered 40 assists in the competition down the years.
Will West Brom get promoted next season?
The winger was also once hailed as a ‘fabulous’ player by Gary Bowyer during his time at Blackburn Rovers and he will hope to star at the World Cup for Wales later this year, while his ability to play in a whopping seven different positions would have been useful for Bruce.
At 28, Lawrence is arguably in and around his peak years and he could have strengthened West Brom’s promotion push next season – as it is, the Baggies will now seemingly pursue other attacking options instead.
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