Report: West Brom enquire about signing ex-Tottenham defender Steven Caulker

Steven Caulker

West Brom are pursuing Steven Caulker, according to reports.

According to the Daily Mirror, West Bromwich Albion have enquired about the possibility of signing Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker.

The Baggies secured the signing of Wigan Athletic midfielder James McClean on Monday evening, and manager Tony Pulis will now be looking to secure more new arrivals in the coming weeks.

The Daily Mirror believe that Pulis could pursue as many as nine more new signings, with Wayne Hennessey, Ciaran Clark, Matt Phillips and Demba Ba amongst his top targets.

The other name mentioned is that of Queens Park Rangers defender Steven Caulker, with the report suggesting that West Brom have enquired about his availability.

Caulker, 23, has one England cap to his name but has now been relegated from the Premier League in successive seasons with Cardiff City and now QPR.

The former Tottenham youngster will be looking for an immediate return to the top flight, and QPR could be willing to sell in order to raise funds this summer, with West Brom seeking a younger defender to challenge veterans Joleon Lescott, Jonas Olsson and Gareth McAuley.

Untapped potential?

When Andre Villas-Boas sold Caulker as Tottenham manager back in 2013, many believed that he had made a mistake, and that the centre back could become a future star for England.

The last couple of years haven't been kind to Caulker, but he still has his best years ahead of him, and Pulis may be willing to take a gamble on his potential.

His relegation record may worry some Baggies fans, but with veteran experience around him, Caulker could yet become the established Premier League centre back many thought he could be at Spurs.

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