Sky Bet Championship side West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing Huddersfield Town defender Michael Hefele, according to Pete O’Rourke.

The reliable sports journalist tweeted confirming that the Baggies are looking to partner new central defender Kyle Bartley with Hefele, who helped lead Huddersfield Town to promotion via the Play-Offs back in 2017.

The Baggies are in desperate need of strengthening their defence after the likes of Jonny Evans and Gareth Macauley left the club this summer.

Earlier today, they confirmed the signing of Kyle Bartley from Sky Bet Championship rivals Swansea City, but with Craig Dawson also expected to leave the Hawthorns this summer, his sale could pave the way for Hefele to complete a switch to the Baggies.

Reports suggest that Darren Moore has in fact been in touch with Huddersfield Town, making an enquiry as to the availability of the 27-year-old German defender.

Despite helping the Terriers achieve promotion from the Sky Bet Championship, Michael Hefele failed to make a real impact on the first team last year, making just six appearances in all competitions.

With Huddersfield strengthening their back line, Hefele is considered surplus to requirements, and with just one year left on his contract, he is expected to be available at a much cheaper price.

Hefele joined Huddersfield Town back in 2016, making the move from German side Dynamo Dresden.

Before his move to England, the German defender had spent all of his career in Germany, but he looks set for another stint in England, this time in the second tier with West Brom.

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