By Joe Ellis

18th Jun, 2022 | 4:18pm

West Brom must be quick to sign Hamza Choudhury before Premier League sides swoop

Steve Bruce wants to add another midfielder to his West Brom squad and he is making good progress towards doing just that.

Having already signed John Swift and turned Jayson Molumby’s loan into a permanent move this summer transfer window, the boss is now targeting a third addition to the Hawthorns engine room.

Leicester City’s fringe player Hamza Choudhury is the man who he desires and the Baggies are already in advanced talks to sign the 24-year-old, according to the Northern Echo, with Middlesbrough also keen on signing him

But Albion may need to start accelerating their efforts to sign Choudhury now as there are two sides from the Premier League who are trying to race beyond them and to the final destination first.

Everton and Nottingham Forest have now entered the race to sign the England Under-21 international who will see his current deal at the King Power Stadium expire in 12 months’ time [The Mirror, Saturday 18 June, 02:12pm].

Any transfer may only be a loan deal this summer to allow him one final chance to impress Brendan Rodgers and potentially earn a new deal with the Foxes.

But West Brom can’t wait for that to maybe come to fruition right now.

There is big pressure now coming from the Premier League that, understandably, threatens our ability to sign him this summer and we can’t allow the top-flight teams to steal a march on us.

If Leicester want to let him leave on loan, then we should simply accept their proposal and then hope that we can turn it into a permanent deal 12 months down the line.

In other West Brom news, former Baggie Paul Robinson has been urging Bruce to finally give a chance to a player with “great potential” at The Hawthorns.

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