Report: West Bromwich Albion keeping tabs on Brentford's John Egan

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis

The Brentford defender could fill West Bromwich Albion's centre-back void.

The Sun on Sunday reports (05/02, page 63) West Bromwich Albion are 'keeping tabs' on Brentford defender John Egan.

The Baggies were linked with a succession of centre-halves during the winter transfer window, eventually adding Bournemouth utility man Marc Wilson on a half-season loan deal.

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Egan, though, is five years younger than the 29-year-old, and could be viewed as a more long-term option for Tony Pulis's team.

Brentford's John Egan celebrates with teammates after he scores his sides first goalBrentford's John Egan scores against Aston Villa

The Irishman has impressed since joining Brentford from League One Gillingham in the summer, having been released by first club Sunderland in 2014.

And Pulis was present last Saturday as Egan's Bees were beaten 4-0 at Chelsea in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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West Brom had also been linked with a move for Egan's ex-teammate Scott Hogan, although the striker eventually joined Aston Villa, the Baggies' local rivals, on deadline day.

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony PulisWest Brom boss Tony Pulis

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