Report: West Bromwich Albion planning move for Cardiff winger Craig Noone

West Brom - The Hawthorns

West Brom reportedly want to sign the Cardiff City winger.

As reported by the Express and Star, West Brom are looking at moving for Craig Noone of Cardiff City before the transfer window closes at the end of this month.

Tony Pulis is looking to add pace and creative threat to his attacking ranks this summer, and with James McClean already signed, Noone could be the next arrival at the Hawthorns.

He would provided added competition to McClean, Callum McManaman, James Morrison and Chris Brunt, and being able to play anywhere across the front three makes him a sensible option to sign.

He is versatile, and at 27-years-old, still has his best years ahead of him, although he did not really impress in the 2013/14 season - when the Bluebirds were struggling in the top flight.

17 games brought just one goal and two assists, and he struggled again last term, despite dropping down to the Championship with the club. He managed one goal and one assist in 37 second division games, but clearly Pulis has seen something in his play to suggest Noone can cut it at the top level.

There are no indications as to a fee Cardiff may request for Noone, but as his contract expires next summer, and the Welsh club are looking to cut costs, the 27-year-old may be available for a cut price fee should the Baggies make a formal approach to sign him.

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