By Andrew Maddox

20th Jun, 2022 | 1:10pm

Leicester want 80% of wages paid of West Brom target Hamza Choudhury for loan move

Leicester City have demanded that any club interested in a loan move for Hamza Choudhury, including West Brom, would need to pay 80% of his wages, according to the Express and Star.

The Baggies would need that demand to be lowered in order to get a loan move over the line this summer.

The Times reported in 2020 that Choudhury earns an eye-watering £60,000 per week at Leicester City, meaning Albion would have to pay £48,000 per week for the midfielder.

The report states that West Brom will try to sign Choudhury anyway, but Leicester will have to lower their demands.

However, Nottingham Forest and Everton are also circling for his signature, as well as fellow Championship outfit Middlesbrough.

Decisions.

Choudhury has just one year left on his Leicester contract and will surely be available on a free transfer next season, giving Albion some breathing room.

This is an all too familiar story for Steve Bruce, who twice tried and failed to sign Choudhury on loan for Newcastle United.

Choudhury is believed to be keen on a move away from the King Power after playing just 604 minutes of Premier League football over the last two seasons.

Albion are in dire need of midfield reinforcements after a miserable 2021/22 season, seeing the likes of Alex Mowatt and Jayson Molumby flatter to deceive.

Albion have already added to their midfield this summer after signing John Swift on a free transfer from Reading, but Bruce is targeting further signings.

It looks as though Bruce wants much more than that though, and will push for more new faces before the Championship gets underway again.

This is now one to watch.

In other news, Nigel Quashie has backed Steve Bruce to get Albion back into the Premier League next season.