Should West Brom sign Martin Kelly for free this summer after Pulis's January interest?

West Brom manager Tony Pulis gestures

The Crystal Palace defender would be ideal for West Bromwich Albion.

Crystal Palace's Martin Kelly in action with Manchester United's Anthony Martial

According to a report from the Tamworth Herald back in January, West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis was keen to sign defender Martin Kelly from Crystal Palace, and while he failed in that endeavour, what chance a free transfer this summer?

After all, the 26-year-old is out of contract at Selhurst Park at the end of the current campaign, and despite his versatility he appears to have fallen out of favour under new Eagles boss Sam Allardyce.

Kelly has featured 24 times for Palace so far this season. However, in recent weeks he has been either an unused substitute or out of the match day squad altogether.

Despite that, he still has plenty to offer the right club and given his ability to play anywhere across the back-line, and the fact that he still has years at the top of his game, West Brom may be wise to make a fresh move in the summer.

As a free agent Kelly is an enticing prospect and he fits the mould of a Pulis player perfectly.

If West Brom do remain interested, they would be far from the only side keen to bring the former Liverpool man in, yet if Pulis can guarantee him regular first-team football and talk up the exciting project going on at The Hawthorns right now, he could get his man six months later than originally planned.

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