Sport West Brom made January move for Colombian defender

23:05  19 june  2017
23:05  19 june  2017 Source:   Read Sport

West Brom join race to sign John Terry

  West Brom join race to sign John Terry West Brom are reportedly lining up a move for ex-Chelsea defender John Terry this summer. Twitter: BREAKING: Sky sources report that West Brom are interested in signing John Terry. (@SkySportsNewsHQ) According to Sky Sports, Tony Pulis is considering making a swoop for the experienced defender, who has recently called time on his career at Stamford Bridge. The 36-year-old defender is out of contract and free to choose wherever he wants to gi and it looks as though the Baggies could be one of those ready and waiting to come in for the former England captain. Terry would provide experience and an immense pedigree to the West Brom squad and would definitely bolster the options, although signing him would go against the reported plan of the club to sign younger players to bring down the average age of the squad. Terry reportedly had offers from abroad but he is keen to stay in England so he does not have to unsettle his family.

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West Brom reportedly launched an offer to sign Yerry Mina from Palmeiras last January.

According to a report from the Catalan newspaper Sport, as covered in a report by Sport Witness today, the Colombian defender was the subject of an €18m offer from West Brom back in the January transfer window. However, their approach to sign Mina was rebuffed by the Brazilian club.

It’s stated that Leicester are also exploring the possibility of landing Mina this summer, but the player himself is keen on remaining in South America to further his development.

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Lots of European heavyweights have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old as well. Barcelona and Manchester City have both been touted with interest as the composed defender’s stock continues to rise.

Birmingham join West Brom in race to sign John Terry

  Birmingham join West Brom in race to sign John Terry Birmingham City have joined fellow West Brom and Aston Villa in the race to sign Chelsea legend John Terry, according to a report in The Times. They are reporting that Harry Redknapp will look to persuade the defender to join him in the ‘Second City’ and that he has been encouraged on Terry’s willingness to drop down to the Championship. Birmingham, along with West Brom and Villa, will be in battle with a number of other Premier League sides and European clubs in the race for Terry’s signature. The defender was recently away on holiday relaxing and not contemplating his next move too much. He said: “I’m enjoying Portugal, spending time with the family and just switching off really from the summer and everything.” Terry, 36, only appeared 14 times all season for the champions, with ten coming in the Premier League, as he ended his 22-year association at Stamford Bridge.

Tony Pulis will make a renewed move for Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor in January as he seeks to solve West Brom ’s search for a left-back. Pulis is set to offer around £4 million for Taylor when the transfer window reopens and attempt to persuade Leeds owner Massimo Cellino to agree a deal.

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Interestingly, it’s claimed that Barca have an option to sign Mina for just €9m if they want to this summer, which could be an attractive proposition for both parties.

Whether or not West Brom make an offer in the summer is yet to be seen, but Mina certainly won’t be short of potential suitors.

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West Brom eye move for Andrea Ranocchia .
Having spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull City, Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia is apparently looking for a permanent move away from the San Siro and, according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, West Brom are one of the sides interested in signing him. Ranocchia is hoping to earn a recall to the Italian national side ahead of the 2018 World Cup and needs to be playing regular football in order to achieve that goal as he’s not earned a cap since 2016. Premier League new boys Huddersfield Town are also interested in the 29-year-old, as are Serie A side Genoa, so West Brom will face a battle if they do decide to make a move for the Italian. There is also some talk that Marco Silva could look to reunite with Ranocchia at Watford, so Albion might have to get a move on if they do want to sign the player.

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