West Bromwich Albion unlikely to move for Yuto Nagatomo

Yuto Nagatomo of Japan celebrates his team's second goal by Shinji Kagawa (not pictured) during the international friendly match between Japan and Bulgaria at the Toyota Stadium on June 3,...

West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle have been credited with an interest in the 91-cap international.

Yuto Nagatomo of Japan celebrates his team's second goal by Shinji Kagawa (not pictured) during the international friendly match between Japan and Bulgaria at the Toyota Stadium on June 3,...

Speculation from Italy (Transfermarketweb) has mounted that West Bromwich Albion have joined Newcastle United in the race to sign Yuto Nagatomo.

The Inter Milan left-back will only have 18 months to go on his existing deal come January and a host of Premier League clubs are seemingly interested in him.

But it seems unlikely that West Brom will be among them when the transfer window re-opens.

Kieran Gibbs of West Brom gesticulates during the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion at Amex Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Brighton, England.

The Baggies have already pulled off a fantastic deal to sign Kieran Gibbs, with the former Arsenal left-back already looking like a superb signing at just £7 million.

Gibbs, previously called "outstanding" by Baggies boss Tony Pulis, has done nothing to suggest that Pulis will be interested in bolstering his options in that role.

Kieran Gibbs of West Bromwich Albion and Kyle Walker of Manchester City battle for possession during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at...

The ex-Gunner did have a plethora of injury problems once upon a time but he seems to have put them behind him.

Nagtomo won't be cheap, considering his profile and the fact he has 91 caps for Japan, and it seems pointless for him to sit on the bench in the West Midlands.

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