By Beck Pascal

20th Jun, 2022 | 10:10am

West Brom given major reassurance in pursuit of Hamza Choudhury

West Brom are barking seemingly up the right tree with their reported interest in Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury. 

The 24-year-old featured only six times for Brendan Rodgers’ side in the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, unsurprisingly not being able to register a goal or assist.

Having been at the club since the youth level, the former England youth international contract expires at the end of the 2022/23 term.

According to the Northern Echo, the Baggies are in advanced talks with the players’ representatives as they look to bring him to the Hawthorns on loan next season. 

That will be a mightily tough task though with Everton and Nottingham Forest amongst the clubs that are set to rival Steve Bruce for the maestro’s signature, as per Northern Echo.

Of course, it does seemingly decrease Albion’s chances of getting him with the player most likely preferring to stay in the Premier League but it does mean that the West Brom recruitment staff are on to a winner.

The last thing you want is the Baggies being in for a player that absolutely nobody is interested in – you would be asking yourself why they are and nobody else is and assuming he wasn’t good enough. 

Choudhury’s topflight record with the Foxes is worrying but you would imagine he could do a good job in the Championship. 

However, the interest still being there from big clubs like Everton and newly promoted Nottingham Forest [makes you think he could do a brilliant job in the division below.

A loan deal would be perfect for Bruce and co. They can assess the player and see if he is worth offering a long-term deal to without the risk of being stuck with him if things do not work out. 

You would imagine Leicester would rather see their man get what is expected to be a lot of game time in the Championship rather than rot away on the bench still but this time at a different Premier League club. After all, he has barely played of late.

In other West Brom news, the Baggies must move for a former fan favourite with his club reportedly open to offers for him in the summer.

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