Report: West Brom to move for Leicester's Leonardo Ulloa on one condition

Leicester City's Leonardo Ulloa in action with Swansea's Leroy Fer

West Bromwich Albion have been linked with Leonardo Ulloa.

Leonardo Ulloa scores the second goal for Leicester City

According to the Birmingham Mail, West Bromwich Albion will make a move for Leicester City’s Leonardo Ulloa should the striker fall further down the pecking order.

The report claims that the Argentine is Leicester’s third choice striker and with the Foxes linked with the likes of Watford’s Troy Deeney and CSKA Moscow’s Ahmed Musa, West Brom could take advantage.

The Baggies are looking increasingly likely to lose Saido Berahino this summer, leaving them with only Salomon Rondon as their number one striker with little quality in reserve.

Leonardo Ulloa scores the third goal for Leicester CityLeonardo Ulloa scores the third goal for Leicester City

Boss Tony Pulis likes his strikers to be energetic, strong in the air and willing runners and Ulloa ticks all the right boxes, despite the Leicester player predominantly featuring as a late substitute.

The former Brighton and Hove Albion made just seven Premier League starts last term, and should the Foxes strengthen their attack this summer, Claudio Ranieri could be willing to let him leave.

Ulloa, 29, joined the East Midlands side in the summer of 2014 and has a contract at the club until 2018.

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony PulisWest Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis

West Brom will be keen to strengthen their squad this summer as Pulis eyes an improvement on their safe midtable finish last term, while supporters will be hopeful of a bit more quality in terms of style.

The report goes on to say that Albion have room for another striker after releasing Victor Anichebe last month, while interest in Ulloa is strong though much depends on Leicester’s transfer activity.

Leicester City's Leonardo Ulloa in action with Swansea's Leroy Fer

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