Could potential West Brom move boost McInnes' chances of landing Norwich City's Maddison?

James Maddison of Norwich City celebrates his goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City at Portman Road on October 22, 2017 in Ipswich, England.

The former West Bromwich Albion midfielder tried to sign the Norwich City star for Aberdeen in January.

Could Baggies move boost boss's chances of landing Norwich star he failed to sign in January?

Derek McInnes Manager of Aberdeen during the Brechin City v Aberdeen - Pre Season Friendly, at Glebe Park on July 23, 2017 in Brechin, Scotland.

Former West Bromwich Albion midfielder Derek McInnes is one of the early bookies favourites to succeed Tony Pulis as manager of the Baggies.

McInnes has worked wonders with Aberdeen, whom he has led to three straight second-place finishes and the 2013 Scottish League Cup.

His appointment would likely lead to a drastic change in playing style, of which West Brom fans would surely approve - as long as results follow suit.

And though there are some footballers to be found in the squad bequeathed by Pulis, McInnes is sure to want a few more on board - if of course he is appointed.

One player who could come into his thinking is Norwich City's James Maddison, who has scored four goals and created five in 18 games this season.

James Maddison of Norwich City celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City at Portman Road on October 22, 2017 in...

Everton have already taken a shine to Maddison, according to ESPN, but an abundance of number 10s at Goodison Park could leave a McInnes-led Baggies well-placed to secure his signature.

It was of course McInnes under whom the 20-year-old played while on loan to Aberdeen last season - a spell that yielded two goals and seven assists from 17 outings. And so impressed was the Scottish boss, he tried to bring Maddison back to Pittodrie in January, but to no avail (Scottish Sun).

A move to the west Midlands, not far from where Maddison grew up in Coventry, could see McInnes get his man.

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