Report claims West Brom will be patient in Dennis Praet pursuit; Pulis believes price will drop

The latest relating to West Bromwich Albion's alleged pursuit of Dennis Praet.

According to the latest report from Belgian website HLN, West Bromwich Albion remain interested in Anderlecht midfielder Dennis Praet and are hopeful his price-tag will drop before the transfer window slams shut until January.

A report from Carrement Steph last week claimed the Baggies had bid £7.7million for the 21-year-old but now HLN are claiming Anderlecht are holding out for £10.6million.

That could still prove to be smart business on the part of West Brom given Praet’s talent and his potential to ultimately become one of the best players in his position in his age-range, but the latest report from HLN suggests Baggies manager Tony Pulis is willing to be patient in his pursuit of the player.

The report claims West Brom see £10.6million as too high for a player who has made 134 appearances for Anderlecht to date, and believe the Belgian club could drop their asking price as the summer draws on.

That may be a risky approach considering another club could swoop in and sign him but Pulis has proved to be a very smart manager and the report claims he feels Anderlecht want to do business.

In this case, patience really could be a virtue, leading to West Brom signing a future Hawthorns great.

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