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West Brom’s £400k transfer failure Tom James becomes first man sent off this season

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West Brom’s £400k transfer failure Tom James becomes first man sent off this season

West Brom tried their best to sign Tom James this summer from Yeovil Town.

Yesterday was certainly not a great start to the season for West Brom. The Baggies lost to Bolton Wanderers at home in their first Championship clash of the season.

West Brom also had bad news in the transfer market this week.

Earlier in the week, West Brom had agreed on a deal with Yeovil Town to sign Tom James. As reported by the Express and Star, the Baggies had agreed a £400,000 fee for the full-back.

It seemed as though the deal was all set to go through. However, at the last minute, it fell through. West Brom had failed to agree on personal terms with the player, who therefore rejected a move to the Midlands.


It was a shock for the Baggies, who were obviously hoping that James could have had a positive impact on their defence in 2018-19.

(Photo by Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

But, like West Brom, James did not have a game to remember on the opening day of the Football League season.

James has the unfortunate pleasure of being the first man sent off in the Football League this season.

The 22-year-old was given his marching orders in the 54th minute of the Glovers clash with Bury in League Two after picking up two yellow cards. Another red card saw Yeovil down to nine men in the 67th minute before Gold Omotayo scored the winner for Bury in the 90th minute.

Not an ideal way to show West Brom what they are missing from the Welsh talent.

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