Report: West Brom interested in Leicester midfielder Matty James

Tony Pulis manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on during the pre season friendly match between Burton Albion and West Bromwich Albion at Pirelli Stadium on July 26, 2017 in Burton-upon-...

West Bromwich Albion are interested in bringing Leicester City midfielder Matty James to the Hawthorns this summer.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, West Brom are keeping a keen eye on Matty James as Tony Pulis continues his search for reinforcements before the transfer deadline.

James has endured a mixed time with Leicester since his arrival in 2012, as while he helped the Foxes secure promotion to the Premier League in 2014 and spent much of their first season back in the top flight as a regular, a long-term injury sustained towards the end of 2014/15 season meant that he missed the entirety of their title winning campaign one year later. 

Matty James of Leicester City is tackled by Ben Turner of Burton Albion during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Burton Albion v Leicester City at Pirelli Stadium on August 1, 2017 in...Matty James

Having struggled to break back into the team last term, he headed into the Championship with Barnsley in January for a six-month loan - performing well, and perhaps more importantly, proving his fitness during his time at Oakwell.

Having now done well in pre-season, the Daily Mail has suggested that Pulis has been impressed by the 26-year-old and is considering making a move. 

West Brom have endured a quiet window and are surely in desperate need of new signings, especially in the middle of the park where they lost Darren Fletcher to Stoke City earlier in the window.

It may not be too great a surprise to see that West Brom are keen on James despite his lack of game-time in the Premier League over the last couple of years considering that it was the midfielder who captained the Foxes in the first-half of their Asia Trophy clash with the Baggies last month.

And while it remains to be seen how West Brom fans feel about the links with James, the supporters may be delighted that it appears that Pulis is stepping up his efforts when it comes to bringing players in.

Tony Pulis manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on during the pre season friendly match between Burton Albion and West Bromwich Albion at Pirelli Stadium on July 26, 2017 in Burton-upon-...

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