It’s been quite a frustrating summer for West Brom so far. Bankrolled by wealthy Chinese investors, The Baggies have been attempting to land a marquee target and make a real statement of intent in the transfer market.
So far, however, links with the likes of William Carvalho and Adrien Silva have come to nothing. And, if they don’t act fast, they look lose out on another midfield target.
According to Football Espana, Wolfsburg are closing in on the signing of Malaga enforcer Ignacio Camacho. Andreas Jonker’s side are overhauling their playing squad after being forced to secure their survival via the relegation play-off last season and it appears that Camacho, a regular for Malaga since signing from Atletico Madrid in 2011, is a top priority.
Ignacio Camacho is renowned for his aerial ability
The report adds that Wolfsburg’s offer is around £11.5 million – well below Camacho’s £16 million release clause. However, with Malaga short on cash, the Costa Del Sol outfit could be willing to sell their prized asset on a cut-price deal.
And this means West Brom could face one last chance to nab their long-standing target. According to the Birmingham Mail, The Baggies pulled the plug on Camacho’s £15 million move to The Hawthorns last year because of rather vague ‘footballing reasons’.
However, the report claims that West Brom still harbour an interest in the 27-year-old, whose only Spain cap came in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Germany in 2014.
Therefore, they must move fast as Wolfsburg aim to seal one of the summer’s most intriguing bargains. Potentially saving £3.5 million, West Brom could even benefit from waiting 12 months to bring Camacho to the Midlands.
Blessed with excellent technical ability and superb reading of the game, he could be the all-round action man Tony Pulis' midfield needs.