Premier League side West Bromwich Albion are interested in a move for Barnsley right-back Andy Yiadom, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Yiadom, reportedly valued at around £2.5 million, was the subject of attention from various clubs in the summer. A move to Swansea City fell through but it now looks like the right-back could be on his way out of Oakwell.

West Brom are looking to bolster their defensive ranks in January. Their boss, Tony Pulis, is believed to be a big fan of Andy Yiadom.

Yiadom, 25, is a Ghana international and impressed for Barnsley in the Championship last season. It was his first season at this level. He missed the start of this term due to injury but is now back playing for the Reds.

Born in London, Yiadom came up through the Watford academy but was not offered a contract by the Hornets. He then moved to non-league Hayes and Yeading. who were in the Conference (now known as the National League). He only spent one season with Hayes and Yeading and moved to Braintree Town in 2011. He scored 7 goals from right-back for Braintree and left again after just a season.

Yiadom’s big break came at Barnet in 2012. It was there where he also played as a midfielder. He spent 4 seasons with the Bees, playing 169 matches and scoring 14 goals. In the summer of 2016 he had many clubs after him, however it was Championship side Barnsley who managed to lure him to Yorkshire.

His great performance last season impressed many and it now looks like he’s Premier League bound.


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