Report: West Brom still keen on signing Brighton's Lewis Dunk

Lewis Dunk scores the first goal for Brighton

West Bromwich Albion have been linked with Brighton and Hove Albion’s Lewis Dunk.

Lewis Dunk scores the first goal for Brighton

According to the Daily Mail, West Bromwich Albion are still keen on signing Brighton and Hove Albion’s Lewis Dunk.

The report claims that the Baggies have already seen a bid for Dunk rejected earlier this month, yet that hasn’t put the West Midlands side off as they look to go in again for the Brighton ace.

Dunk came through the youth ranks at Brighton and made his professional debut for the club back in 2010, a 0-0 draw with MK Dons a day after he signed his first pro deal with the club.

Brighton's Lewis Dunk

The 24-year-old has sicne gone on to establish himself as a first-team regular on the south coast, featuring in 39 Championship appearances last term as Chris Hughton’s men reached the playoffs.

Dunk can be described as a powerful centre-back who is comfortable with the ball at his feet, leads by example and offers great height and an aerial presence in both boxes.

Incredibly, he has found the net nine times in the past two league campaigns - more than any other defender currently featuring outside of the top-flight in the last two years.

Lewis Dunk celebrates scoring the first goal for Brighton

Dunk is very much an ideal propositon for a Tony Pulis team, and there is no doubt there are areas of his game which would be well suited to Premier League football.

Brighton evidently hold him in high regards, and the Seagulls have already shown they are not willing to allow him to leave the Amex Stadium on the cheap.

West Brom need extra reinforcements at the back and following a rejected move for Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp, the Daily Mail claim the Baggies will also make a second attempt for the versatile fullback.

Lewis Dunk (L) celebrates after scoring the first goal for Brighton & Hove Albion

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