Three former players Alan Pardew should target if given West Brom job

Former manager of Crystal Palace and Newcastle, Alan Pardew arrives to work for the media ahead of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Manchester City at the...

Alan Pardew has reportedly held talks with West Bromwich Albion about succeeding Tony Pulis.

Alan Pardew, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on December 17, 2016 in London, England.

According to a report from The Sun, Alan Pardew has held preliminary talks with West Brom about potentially succeeding Tony Pulis at The Hawthorns.

With Pardew seemingly emerging as a potential front-runner for the post, West Brom fans may be starting to think about potential targets the club could consider in future windows.

With that in mind, here are three players who have worked under Pardew who should be on West Brom's radar if they appoint the former Crystal Palace and Newcastle boss...

Newcastle goalkeeper Karl Darlow in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park on May 7, 2016 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Karl Darlow

According to a recent report from The Sun, West Brom want Sam Johnstone as they look for Ben Foster's long-term successor, and a move for the Aston Villa loanee will see the Villans target Karl Darlow, who Newcastle are prepared to listen to offers for. Pardew signed Darlow during his time as Magpies boss, so perhaps the Baggies should forget the interest in Johnstone and just go straight after the Newcastle man who clearly boasts plenty of potential.

Southampton's Spanish midfielder Oriol Romeu (L) vies with Crystal Palace's French midfielder Yohan Cabaye during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and...

Yohan Cabaye

Yohan Cabaye has signed for Alan Pardew twice before, so it perhaps would not be the greatest surprise if West Brom attempt a move for the Frenchman if Pardew is appointed at The Hawthorns. The Baggies' midfield has been a disappointment this term, so perhaps targeting the classy Frenchman would be a wise idea, especially if Crystal Palace go down this term.

Christian Benteke

Speaking of players West Brom should target if Palace go down, Christian Benteke should perhaps be the marquee target for the Baggies if Pardew is appointed. He was signed by Pardew and could perhaps be the answer to West Brom's goalscoring woes - though the fees he has gone for during his career surely hints that the Eagles may have to go down for Benteke to be available within West Brom's budget.

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