Report: West Brom consider bid to re-sign Leeds United's Chris Wood

Tony Pulis manager of West Bromwich Albion during the pre season friendly match against Port Vale at Vale Park on August 1, 2017 in Burslem, England.

West Brom let Chris Wood go for just £1m but they want to bring him back from Leeds United for a vastly increased fee.

Understandably, Leeds United are not exactly enamoured by the idea of selling Chris Wood this summer.

After all, the New Zealand international was the Championship’s top scorer last season with a career best 27 goals and, if Thomas Christiansen’s side are to challenge in the top six after finishing seventh last season, Wood’s clinical finishing will be crucial.

And, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, a £12 million offer from Premier League Burnley, who are aiming to replace Andre Gray following his move to Watford, has been immediately rebuffed.

Chris Wood of Leeds United celebrates scoring his second goal with Kalvin Phillips during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Leeds United at St Andrews (stadium) on...

The report adds that Leeds are intent on keeping Wood at Elland Road.

However, that may not prevent West Brom from throwing their hat into the ring. According to the Birmingham Mail, The Baggies are considering a bid for this old-school centre-forward.

It’s likely they would have to shatter their transfer record, set when they signed Nacer Chadli from Tottenham for £13 million last summer (Sky Sports), to land a 25-year-old who began his career with West Brom.

And this just exacerbates the accusation that West Brom made a mistake letting Wood go during his first spell at the club. After arriving from his homeland as a little known youngster in 2009, Wood scored for fun in The Baggies reserves and made his Premier League bow a few months later.

Chris Wood of Leeds celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 13, 2017 in Leeds,...

However, with just three goals in 27 games for the club, few questioned their decision to let him leave permanently for Leicester City for just £1 million in January 2013, as reported by the BBC.

Yet, after a couple of streaky years in front of goal, Wood’s reputation skyrocketed last season and it’s fair to say he’d cost a few million more these days.

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