The Birmingham Mail have reported that West Brom are currently readying a bid to try and sign Dutch International Jermaine Lens from Besiktas, despite the fact that Lens only signed on a permanent deal at the Turkish club just last week.
Lens signed for Sunderland in 2015 but only made 20 appearances for the Black Cats, whilst the club suffered two successive relegations from the top-flight into League One. The midfielder has spent time on loan with Fenerbahce and Besiktas in the Turkish Leagues on loan, during some time away from Sunderland.
Lens made a permanent switch from the League One side to Besiktas last week however, the Turkish club are prepared to listen to offers for the midfielder and it is thought that the Baggies are interested around securing the services of the winger for the upcoming season.
West Brom are looking to improve their squad for the upcoming campaign in the Championship, following their relegation from the Premier League at the end of last season and the signing of Lens would enable the club to bring in a dynamic, exciting winger who would light up the Championship on his day.
It’s thought that the situation with Lens is akin to the one in which Benik Afobe moved to Stoke City – just after signing for Wolves.
It’s unknown what fee that the Turkish club are looking for to secure the winger’s services but it certainly won’t be a particularly cheap deal with the winger costing roughly £6m for Besiktas to secure in the first place (although Chronicle Live reported that this included an initial loan fee for the midfielder).