West Brom's Claudio Yacob reportedly attracting interest from Monterrey

One of West Bromwich Albion's star players is said to be attracting interest from Mexico.

According to a report from the Express & Star, West Bromwich Albion midfielder Claudio Yacob is attracting interest from Mexican side Monterrey.

The 27-year-old has one year left on his current deal, although the Baggies' director of football administration Richard Garlick recently told the club’s official website that the offer of an extension had been put to the Argentine’s agent and they were waiting for a response.

However the latest report claims Monterrey’s interest could put a spanner in the works in terms of any fresh negotiations.

Yacob played 26 times for West Brom last season, brought back into the fold when Tony Pulis took over at The Hawthorns and playing a vital role in the club’s resurgence thereafter.

He has played a total of 85 games for West Brom and his manager will not want to see him leave any time soon, with the defensive midfielder set to be a crucial part of his plans this summer and beyond.

Given his value at the club and the belief Pulis clearly has in him, it would be a surprise if Yacob did act on any interest from Monterrey, while West Brom themselves will know they have the power to rebuff any offer having activated a one-year extension last season.

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