West Bromwich Albion are one of the Premier League sides said to be monitoring Declan Gallagher amid doubts over his Motherwell future, according to a report from TEAMtalk.
Gallagher has become an important part of former Baggies boss Steve Clarke’s plans at international level in recent months.
The 29-year-old started two of Scotland’s three games in this international break, including the vital play-off tie with Serbia last week.
And it now appears that he could be line to join the likes of Kieran Tierney and Andrew Robertson by heading to the Premier League.
According to TEAMtalk, the defender’s contract expires at the end of the season. That has prompted Well to consider letting their captain leave when the winter window opens in just over a month.
And the report claims that Slaven Bilic is keen to take him to the Hawthorns. He does however, reportedly face competition from the likes of Burnley and Sheffield United, as well as a host of Championship sides.
TBR View: Gallagher arrival would be ominous for Cedric Kipre
The news that Bilic may recruit another centre-back may not be welcomed by former Motherwell man Cedric Kipre.
Kipre left the year before Gallagher’s arrival. And he moved to the Hawthorns in the summer following their promotion.
Unfortunately, his spell with the Baggies is yet to really get going. The 23-year-old is yet to make a Premier League appearance for the club.
Gallagher’s arrival may therefore, leave him with more concerns. Of course, Kipre is considerably younger, so he has time to turn his fortunes around.
But if Gallagher comes in, the 23-year-old may have questions for Bilic about his role.