By Joe Ellis

31st Jul, 2022 | 6:35pm

West Brom want to sign Leicester City goalkeeper Daniel Iversen

West Brom are in a head-to-head race with Sunderland for the services of Leicester City goalkeeper Daniel Iversen, according to Alan Nixon.

The 25-year-old has spent the past five seasons out on loan with his most recent spell being two years at Preston North End where, in the 2021-22 campaign, he played every single Championship fixture.

His loan spells total 150 career appearances but he has not been able to make his mark on the King Power Stadium and now could be set to leave the Foxes again this summer.

But while the Baggies and the Black Cats are both interested, a decision on his future may not come until later in the transfer window.

“West Brom keen. Sunderland keen. Depends if he goes on loan or is sold. Suspect this won’t be decided until later in window,” Nixon said via his personal Twitter account when asked whether Sunderland were still favourites to sign him.

Number one

Albion have not yet made a move for a goalkeeper after Sam Johnstone left The Hawthorns on a free transfer on 1 July with David Button starting between the sticks away at Middlesbrough on the opening day.

Alex Palmer is seen as the second choice but he too is not a particularly reassuring figure to have behind the defence and Steve Bruce is now wanting to address that problem.

At 25 years of age, the Foxes may be preferring to sell Iversen on a permanent basis having paid his wages for a number of years without ever getting a game out of him.

But a loan-to-buy option could be something that West Brom try to offer to Leicester so they can spread their signings out and make further indents into the transfer market now.

Whatever the deal ends up being, should it happen at all, there is no doubting that a new goalkeeper is needed if the Baggies fancy a run at promotion this season.

In other West Brom news, Callum Robinson’s impasse may find a breakthrough one way or another this week after the admission of Ryan Lowe.

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