Report: West Brom tracking Kerim Frei, January transfer lined up

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West Brom are hoping to sign Kerim Frei in January.

Kerim Frei is a January transfer target for West Brom, fotoMac report.

The 22-year-old winger has been struggling for game time and form this season, and has yet to start a league game for Besiktas.

His lack of game time has led both the club and the player to consider his future as lying away from Besiktas, and the report claims that West Brom are tracking him closely ahead of the January transfer window.

Tony Pulis is said as being personally involved in the scouting, as he looks to add more wide attacking players to his squad.

Who is Kerim Frei?

Frei is most well known in England for a 33-game spell he spent with Fulham between 2010 and 2013. It was whilst with the Cottagers that he won the first of his four caps for Turkey’s senior team, despite his struggles for form with the West London side.

He scored just one goal in those 33 games, but has enjoyed a much better run since returning to his homeland and signing for Besiktas, scoring six goals in 71 games.

A talented winger, Frei is able to play on either wing, although he favours the left side of the pitch. He can also fill in as a striker, although his low goalscoring return makes him a risky figure to lead the line.

There are no indications as to an asking price that Besiktas have set upon Frei’s head, but both they and the player are looking for a sale in January, and the Baggies could clinch him for a cut price fee when the transfer window opens.

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