Report: West Brom scout £5m-rated Huddersfield Town man Philip Billing

Huddersfield Town's Philip Billing looks dejected

West Bromwich Albion have been linked with Huddersfield Town’s Philip Billing.

Huddersfield Town's Philip Billing looks dejected

According to The Sun, West Bromwich Albion are keen on signing Huddersfield Town’s Philip Billing.

The report claims that the Baggies are scouting the £5 million-rated midfield enforcer with boss Tony Pulis looking to see how he has developed over the summer before making a bid.

Billing, 20, joined Huddersfield in 2013 after making the switch from his native Denmark, and soon impressed the club’s youth team coaches during matches for both the U18s and the U21 side.

Wolves' Rajiv van La Parra (C) in action with Huddersfield Town's Philip Billing (L) and Elvis Manu

He broke in to the Terriers’ first-team set-up largely since the start of the New Year, making a total of 13 Championship appearances and scoring his first senior goal in a 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest.

His big 6ft 5inch frame allows him to dominate the midfield with his height and strength, while on the ball he is comfortable and a powerful runner which often sees him make telling bursts forward.

The report claims he is very much a Pulis-type player, and West Brom are seemingly in the market for a new midfielder this summer as the Baggies need to freshen things up at the Hawthorns.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis before the game

The West Midlands club have one of the oldest squads in the Premier League, and their lack of emerging talent aside from Saido Berahino has left some questioning their future prospects.

Billing was also said to be watched by Tottenham Hotpsur last term, but the report goes on to say that Spurs ended up being frustrated by boss David Wagner’s inconsistent team selection which often saw the midfielder left out.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis

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