Report: West Brom planning £7m summer bid for Bournemouth's Steve Cook

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis

The Bournemouth player is being targeted by West Bromwich Albion as a long-term replacement for Gareth McAuley.

Bournemouth's Steve Cook celebrates scoring their third

According to a report from the Daily Mail, West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing Bournemouth defender Steve Cook this summer.

The 25-year-old has featured 27 times for the Cherries this season and has a total of 219 appearances for the club under his belt thus far, scoring 15 goals and providing six assists in the process.

But with his contract expiring in two years the Baggies will be hoping they can get the experienced centre-back for a relatively cheap fee.

According to the Mail, West Brom manager Tony Pulis is preparing a £7million bid for Cook as he looks to further strengthen his defensive options this summer.

They go on to suggest that Pulis sees Cook as a potential long-term successor to the evergreen Gareth McAuley, who has defied the odds to have another great campaign at The Hawthorns.

That said, he cannot go on for ever and the Bournemouth man would be a fine replacement, provided West Brom can convince Eddie Howe’s side to do a deal.

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis

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