Report: West Bromwich Albion interested in Stoke City’s Jonathan Walters

Stoke City striker Jonathan Walters is reportedly on the radar of Premier League rivals West Bromwich Albion.

West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing Jonathan Walters from Stoke City in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.

Walters has been on the books of Stoke since 2010 and has a contract until June 2016, according to The Daily Star.

The Sun claims that West Brom manager Tony Pulis is willing to pay as much as £2 million as transfer fee for the services of the Republic of Ireland international striker.

Good move?

Pulis has worked with Walters during his time at Stoke, and the West Brom manager will know what he will get if he signs the 31-year-old.

Walters is not a prolific striker, but he is someone who can get the job done. Moreover, the former Bolton Wanderers man can also play out wide.

In the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign, the former Ipswich Town striker scored eight goals and created 24 chances in 32 Premier League appearances.

Walters had a pass accuracy of 66% and a shot accuracy of 61%, and won 107 headers, 19 dribbles and 18 tackles.

In 2013-14, the Irishman scored five goals and created 23 chances in 32 league matches, while in 2012-13 he scored eight goals and created 35 chances in 38 league games.

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