Sport1 report Bayer Leverkusen are keen on signing Demarai Gray, so West Brom must act quickly if they want to bring him in.

The Bundesliga outfit have reportedly opened talks with Leicester over a potential move, but the two clubs are yet to agree a fee.

The Foxes are believed to have set an asking price of around £1.8million, and that makes him a very realistic prospect for the Albion.

And it is an option we should pursue with vigour, having being linked earlier this month.

After all, the 24-year-old is supposedly a Baggies fan himself, so he would be a great option to boost our survival bid.

He has endured a difficult period under Brendan Rodgers but there is little doubt over his quality, and Sam Allardyce could bring the best out of him.

Gray has played only 18 minutes this term but in his Leicester career he has a respectable return of six goals and four assists in 26 starts over the last two seasons.

Though not remarkable, it is worth considering that he has been out of the team during that period, so has likely found it difficult to build momentum.

His form could change if he was handed a key role at The Hawthorns, however, as a career average of 4.3 successful dribbles (per WyScout) demonstrates the flair he possesses.

Gray’s arrival would give Big Sam another option, and Albion’s left-flank would suddenly offer a different threat to the one provided by Robert Snodgrass on the right.

That is an exciting prospect, and a price of £1.8m is a small risk to take, particularly as Gray should excel in the Championship if we are relegated.

Allardyce and Luke Dowling have an important decision to make.

The Albion boss prioritising a defender means he may be less inclined to add another winger to the squad, but goals are vital to survival.

Time is running out too if Bayer Leverkusen make progress with their bid, so if we are interested then the board simply must act soon.

In other West Brom news, Kevin Phillips has been left baffled by a recent transfer report.


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