Report: West Brom to pay Ignacio Camacho's £15.35m release clause, deal expected in hours

Ignacio Camacho celebrates

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly set to strike a deal for Ignacio Camacho in a matter of hours.

Ignacio Camacho playing for SpainIgnacio Camacho playing for Spain

According to Spanish radio station Cadena COPE, West Bromwich Albion are set to activate the €18m (£15.35m) release clause in the contract of Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho.

The Baggies drew 0-0 with Middlesbrough at The Hawthorns in a drab affair, with fans desperately hoping to see manager Tony Pulis bring in some new faces ahead of Wednesday's transfer deadline.

Ignacio Camacho celebratesIgnacio Camacho celebrates

A number of positions need strengthening, with Pulis so far only able to bring in left back Brendan Galloway on loan from Everton and winger Matt Phillips from QPR – and a deal for a Spanish midfielder may not be too far away.

Spanish radio station Cadena COPE report that West Brom are set to pay €18m (£15.35m) for Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho, which will activate his release clause and give him a clear path to joining the club.

West Brom manager Tony PulisWest Brom manager Tony Pulis

Camacho, 26, started his career with Real Zaragoza and Atletico Madrid, but after just 34 first-team appearances for Atleti, he moved on to Malaga in 2011, and has been a star ever since.

With more than 150 appearances for Malaga, Camacho has been a key player in the heart of the Andalusian side's midfield, whilst he has even earned a cap for Spain during his time at La Rosaleda.

Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho in actionMalaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho in action

A strong midfielder with a great range of passing, Camacho can even fill in at centre back if needed, and he would represent a major investment for West Brom and manager Pulis.

The report claims that a deal should be struck in the coming hours, with Camacho now presented with the chance to sign for West Brom – and Pulis will be hoping to get a positive response from the midfielder in the coming days as he looks to boost his squad.

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