West Brom plot swoop for Euro 2020 hero in Jan, could be available for bargain fee – report
West Brom have taken an interest in Motherwell and Scotland centre back Declan Gallagher, according to TEAMtalk.
Gallagher recently helped Scotland qualify for Euro 2020 playing all 120 minutes when his national side eventually overcame Serbia in a penalty shootout last week.
Motherwell could be forced into selling their captain in January if they don’t want to risk him leaving for free in the summer as his contract will expire at the end of the season.
TEAMtalk claim that Gallagher is ‘firmly on the radar’ of several Premier League clubs following his recent performances for Scotland.
West Brom have reportedly ‘checked’ on the 29-year-old with Burnley and Sheffield United also holding an interest in the services of Gallagher.
Albion may be able to pick up Gallagher for a relatively small fee with his contract expiring at the end of the season which would make him a preferable target for the Baggies.
West Brom’s defence has struggled this season and any additions to the backline in January will be welcomed with open arms at The Hawthorns.
Gallagher hasn’t missed a minute of league action for Motherwell this term, making 12 league appearances and keeping five clean sheets.
The 29-year-old has also scored one goal and registered an assist as he has shown his attacking threat as well as his defensive ability.
At 29 it is likely that Gallagher would be seen as a short-term fix in the Albion defence rather than a defender that Bilic can build a backline around.
A Premier League move would complete an unlikely recovery from Gallagher after he spent time in prison after being charged with assault in 2017. After his release, he re-joined Scottish side Livingston and earned his move to Motherwell.
Gallagher is a capable defender but it remains to be seen if is good enough to help Albion in their relegation fight.