West Brom are weighing up a £6 million move for Brentford midfielder Ryan Woods, according to the Birmingham Mail.

The 24-year-old has been impressive form over the past couple of seasons for Brentford in the Championship and will be the subject of interest over this summer.

The new West Brom boss, Darren Moore, is keen to bolster his squad ahead of next season in the second tier. He is also believed to be a fan of Woods’ Brentford teammate Romaine Sawyers and Bristol City’s Bobby Reid. The Baggies are aiming for an immediate promotion back to the Premier League.

Their early transfer targets are promising ones and it appears that the Baggies do have money to spend. Signing Woods would certainly be a statement of intent by them.

Woods joined the Bees in 2015 from Shrewsbury Town for a fee of around £1 million. He has since played 127 games for them in three seasons and has proven his ability at Championship level. He started his career at his local team Walsall but was released in 2009.

He was then snapped up by Shrewsbury and he rose through the youth ranks with the Shrews before breaking into their first-team. Woods played 103 games for them before leaving for Brentford.

A move to West Brom would be closer to his roots in the Midlands but it would take a hefty price to lure him away from Brentford and London.


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