Report: West Brom keen on signing Swansea left-back Neil Taylor

Robin Van Persie & Neil Taylor

Taylor currently turns out for Swansea, but West Brom are keen on signing the Welsh international.

According to the Daily Mail, Tony Pulis is keen on brining Swansea defender Taylor to the Hawthorns this summer, with the Swans already looking at potential replacements.

A Welsh international with 21 caps to his name, Taylor started his career with Wrexham, before signing for Swansea in 2010. He has since totalled 130 appearances for the club, and following the departure of Ben Davies to Tottenham last summer, the 26-year-old has truly cemented himself as a classy Premier League full-back.

He has made 34 appearances this term, registering two assists, and has played a key part as Garry Monk’s squad have risen to within a potential Europa League qualification.

West Brom head coach Pulis is looking at a major restructuring of the club this summer, as it will be his first pre-season in charge at the Hawthorns. The Baggies squad is currently short of quality at left-back, with Jason Davidson not a regular of Premier League quality, and Sebastien Pocognoci seemingly cast out of matchday action by Pulis.

Taylor would be a strong and sensible signing for West Brom, although there is no knowing whether he would leave Swansea this summer, with European qualification a real possibility.

To cater for Taylor potentially leaving the Liberty Stadium, Swansea have started keeping tabs on Saint-Etienne's Franck Tabanou, Tomithee Kolodziejcak of Sevilla and Jeffrey Schlupp of Leicester as likely replacements for the Welsh defender.

 

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