QPR defender Steven Caulker comments on transfer speculation

The former Tottenham defender has been linked with a summer move to West Brom.

The Daily Mirror have claimed that West Brom are interested in signing Caulker from QPR this summer, but he has admitted to London24 that there has yet to be anything concrete concerning a move back to the Premier League.

The 23-year-old said: “There’s nothing. There’s just been a lot of speculation but nothing concrete. I’m getting my head down and working hard here – and things are looking good. The vibe among the boys is very good and if I stay here I’ll be more than happy.”

Despite suffering successive relegations with Cardiff and then QPR, Caulker’s status in football is still that of an in demand youngster.

He is a 23-year-old English international defender, and his homegrown status and potential make him a keen target for many clubs.

The ex-Spurs prospect has been linked with another move back to the top flight, as West Brom have been circling him for the last few weeks, but Caulker’s comments look to put an end to any potential move.

Implications for West Brom?

If Caulker is keen on staying with QPR, then West Brom will need to look elsewhere for defensive targets this summer, with a new centre-back one of Tony Pulis’s prime positions to strengthen.

Aside from Caulker, the other centre-back to be linked heavily with the Baggies is Manchester United man Jonny Evans. The Daily Mail claim that Pulis is considering a move for the £10 million rated defender, and the Midlands club may be pushed into moving for Evans with Caulker now off the market.

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