West Brom are keen on Newcastle United midfielder Isaac Hayden, according to The Telegraph journalist John Percy on Twitter.

The 23-year-old has made eight appearances for Rafa Benitez’s side in the Premier League this season and could leave this month in search of more regular first-team action.

West Brom are looking to bring in some players this month to help bolster their squad ahead of a promotion push. Hayden has been promoted from the Championship twice so far in his short career so knows what it takes to make the step up into the Premier League.

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Hayden, who was born in Chelmsford, started out playing for the academy at Southend United before moving to Arsenal when he was 13 years-old. He rose up through the youth ranks with the Gunners and made his senior debut in a League Cup game ironically against West Brom.

He went onto play once more for Arsenal’s first-team in a cup tie against Southampton. Hayden was loaned out to Hull City for the 2015/16 season along with fellow Gunners teammate Chuba Akpom.

Hayden played 24 times for the Tigers in all competitions that season and was part of Steve Bruce’s side who won the Championship Play-Offs.

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Newcastle then signed him on a permanent deal in July 2016 on a five-year contract. Hayden has since played 73 games for the Magpies since his move up there and helped them win the Championship title in 2017.

Could he now join West Brom and get his third promotion to the top flight?


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