Dean Windass has confirmed that his son Josh Windass is aware of the rumours linking with him with a move to join West Brom.

Speaking to The Transfer Tavern, Windass remained coy on the reported interest from the Premier League side, stating that, for now, it is just speculation: “Well, listen, I always believed that, you know, when I was playing football, and you heard a lot of paper talk, until you sign on the dotted line, and it’s set in stone, you know, it’s all just speculation.

“Josh has obviously read it. People have been tweeting me about it, you know, but I’m just as in the dark as anyone else really.”

Following Sam Allardyce’s arrival at the Hawthorns, 27-year-old Windass was one of the first players to be linked with a surprise move to the club.

With Sheffield Wednesday struggling in the Championship, the Daily Record reported that Bournemouth and Watford would join the Baggies in pursuit of the midfielder.

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Albion have bigger problems to solve

Quite why Albion would be linked with a move to sign Windass remains to be seen – it has to be one of the strangest rumours of Allardyce’s time at the club.

Not only does he have no Premier League experience, but he is also failing to really impress in the Championship this season.

In 20 appearances for Wednesday this season, he has just three league goals and two assists – hardly inspiring if that is the level that Albion are shopping at.

With Karlan Grant out injured, a new striker has to be the priority for Albion this month, with the club among the lowest scorers in the division.

In other West Brom news, a deal is imminent – West Brom to announce 27-year-old’s permanent exit today

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