West Bromwich Albion are still keen on signing Brentford’s Romaine Sawyers, according to the Express & Star.

The 26-year-old has been on their radar for a while now and a move could materialise if the Baggies can offload Nacer Chadli after he returns from his World Cup duty with Belgium.

West Brom’s boss, Darren Moore, is hoping to get busy in the transfer window now as he looks to put his own stamp on his newly inherited side. He has already signed Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who spent last season on loan at Aston Villa in the Championship, on a permanent basis and wants to bring more players through the door.

Romaine Sawyers has played for West Brom before and a move back to the Hawthorns could be on the cards for him. He started his career with the Baggies but never made a senior appearance for them. Instead, Sawyers gained first-team experience during loan spells at Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town and Walsall in the Football League as a youngster.

He was released by West Brom in July 2013 and joined Walsall on a free transfer. Sawyers impressed for the Saddlers in his three seasons at the club in League One and earned a move to Championship Brentford in 2016 which re-united him with his ex-Walsall boss Dean Smith.

Sawyers has scored 8 goals in two seasons under Smith at Brentford but they could now face a battle to hold onto him this summer with his former club West Brom on the prowl.


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