Report: West Brom pull out of the race to sign international defender Henri Bedimo

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West Bromwich Albion, Burnley and Middlesbrough have been linked with Henri Bedimo.

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According to the Birmingham Mail, West Bromwich Albion have pulled out of the race to sign Henri Bedimo.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has preferred to field the likes of Chris Brunt - now injured- and Jonny Evans out of position while stepping up his search for a different left-back this summer.

Bedimo has been linked with a move to the Baggies since the turn of the year, and with his contract at Lyon expiring next month many at the Hawthorns anticipated a summer move for the fullback.

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The 32-year-old is a Cameroon international and offers plenty of experience, versatility and physical strengths at the back, making 18 league appearances for Lyon last term.

However, his potential involvement in the upcoming African’s Nations Cup does leave any Premier League suitor vulnerable to being without his services for a key period of the campaign.

West Brom manager Tony PulisWest Brom manager Tony Pulis

West Brom don’t have the biggest of squads, therefore Pulis may have looked at this as a deciding factor.

A recent report by Talksport claimed Middlesbrough and Burnley were also linked with the versatile fullback, while the player himself is said to be keen on a switch to the Premier League.

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