With Craig Dawson handing in a transfer request in an attempt to force his way out of West Bromwich Albion before the new season starts, Darren Moore could really do with Allan Nyom staying at The Hawthorns.
Nyom shared right-back duties with the coveted Dawson for much of last season and the Cameroonian’s versatility will make him a fine option heading into a 46-game Championship campaign.
But, two years after joining from Watford for £4 million, Nyom appeared to cast doubt on his West Brom future in mid-July. Responding to a fan’s question on Instagram, the 30-year-old appeared none the wiser about whether or not he would be staying.
Although in reports that will be a relief to Baggies fans, who have had to endure so many of their key players being tipped to depart this summer, the Birmingham Mail believes that Nyom will still be at West Brom when the transfer window shuts.
This is despite the impending addition of talented Welshman Tom James. According to Somerset Live, League Two Yeovil Town have accepted a bid from West Brom for the 22-year-old, who is now expected to discuss personal terms and undergo a medical.
The Birmingham Mail adds that Moore wanted James to compete with, rather than replace, Nyom at right-back.