Report: West Brom continued to track Manchester United striker James Wilson, also scout Jesse Lingard

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West Brom are still hoping to tie up a deal for Manchester United youngster James Wilson.

According to the Birmingham Mail, West Brom are continuing to track James Wilson of Manchester United, with a view to bringing him to the Hawthorns over the January transfer window.

The Baggies have already raided United since Tony Pulis was appointed manager, bringing in Darren Fletcher last season, before following that deal up with the signings of Jonny Evans and Anders Lindegaard this summer.

Wilson, who has first-team experience of playing with the Red Devils, was not allowed to leave Old Trafford over the summer due to fears over United’s striker situation.

However, Louis van Gaal signed Anthony Martial in the final moments of the window, meaning Wilson has dropped further down the pecking order, with the 19-year-old potentially available for loan in the January window.

The youngster has been watched by the Baggies since the news of his availability broke, and Pulis had scouts in attendance as Wilson scored a goal and created one as United’s Under-21’s defeated Everton 3-1 earlier this week.

The report also states that Jesse Lingered is on Pulis’ radar, and he also managed to hit the back of the net in that game.

Wilson needs first-team experience in the Premier League if he is to continue his development, and United are sure to consider loan moves for the striker if approaches are made in January.

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