Report: West Bromwich Albion tracking Manchester United striker James Wilson

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West Brom are keen to sign the young Manchester United striker on loan, along with Everton.

According to the Birmingham Mail, West Brom continue to track James Wilson’s availability ahead of a potential loan move for the youngster.

The striker is likely to be allowed to leave Old Trafford on a temporary deal this summer, should Louis van Gaal manage to bring in another forward before the transfer deadline at the end of August.

Currently, Wilson is part of van Gaal’s first-team squad, due to the lack of strikers available for selection. Robin van Persie has already left the Red Devils, whilst Javier Hernandez is out of favour.

This means Wilson is playing second fiddle to Wayne Rooney, and is sure to start the Premier League campaign this weekend as part of United’s matchday squad for the opening tie with Tottenham.

However, if another forward is signed, United want to let Wilson, 19, leave on loan to ensure his development continues at a Premier League club.

Wilson has played 18 times for United’s first-team, since making his debut in the 2013/14 campaign. He has scored four goals in that time, and enjoyed a promising season last term, even if goals were hard to come by.

The youngster is a prolific scorer at youth level, and Baggies boss Tony Pulis is keen to bring in another striker to rotate with Saido Berahino and Rickie Lambert.

The report states that Everton are also interested in Wilson, and a move will be dependent upon which club can offer the youngster the most consistent first-team football.

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