Report: West Brom renew Josef de Souza interest; Terraneo could be key

A general view during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on November 18, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

West Bromwich Albion failed to bring Fenerbahce midfielder Josef de Souza to the Premier League last summer but is a move to The Hawthorns still possible?

General view of a sunset over the stadium during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on November 18, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

West Brom did not wait around to replace their much-maligned technical director Nick Hammond after showing him the door on Thursday.

Italian Gianluca Terraneo arrived at The Hawthorns in a similar role on the same day, being appointed as a technical consultant on an initial six-month deal. And it seems his first task at West Brom could be to sign a player the club missed out on last summer.

The Express and Star claimed that the Baggies had agreed a £10.6 million deal to sign former Brazil midfielder Josef de Souza from Fenerbahce in August.

Fenerbahce's Josef de Souza (R) vies with Galatasaray's Sinan Gumus (L) during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray at the Fenerbahce Ulker...

Souza got cold feet at the 11th hour, however, telling Turkish Football that he eventually turned down the move as he was concerned by the amount of competition at The Hawthorns, fearing that he would suffer from a lack of game time.

Fotomac, however, believes that Souza could once again be on West Brom’s radar.

Terraneo knows the 29-year-old very well, having brought him to Fenerbahce in 2015 from Sau Paulo when he worked at the Istanbul-based club.

Fenerbahce's Brazilian midfielder Josef de Souza (L) celebrates with his team mates after scoring a goal against Galatasaray during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match between...

And it is understood that he will attempt to reunite with Souza at West Brom, although Fotomac believe the midfielder’s price-tag has risen to around £14 million after a very impressive season in Turkish football.

This time, Souza should be a little less concerned about a lack of minutes with Grzegorz Krychowiak, Claudio Yacob and James Morrison all set to depart this summer.

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