West Brom on the trail of Leeds' Sam Byram

West Brom are keeping tabs on highly-rated Leeds defender Sam Byram as they plan for the summer transfer window.

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Baggies boss Steve Clarke and assistant Keith Downing watched the 19-year-old full-back in action at Wolves on Saturday.

Albion are eyeing up potential long-term successors to current right-back Steven Reid and are believed to have added Byram to their ‘watchlist’.

Byram only made his Football League debut in August but has been a virtual ever-present for Neil Warnock’s side this season and has already carved out a reputation as one of the hottest prospects outside the Premier League. Everton are believed to be keen on the 6ft tall defender while neighbours Liverpool, who Albion face at Anfield tonight, are also thought to be monitoring the youngster.

He has made 38 appearances in the Leeds first team and can also operate as a winger or defensive midfielder.

Reid’s Hawthorns contract has another 18 months to run and, fitness permitting, Albion believe the 31-year-old can continue to play a key role for Clarke’s side.

And Billy Jones also hopes to push his claims for a regular berth in the side after impressing on occasions in the last two seasons as understudy for Reid.

Comments for: "West Brom on the trail of Leeds' Sam Byram"

Do Lallytap

I really rate Byram and he is a fantastic prospect but he is playing first team football at Leeds, he has played every match and my guess is that if Albion do sign him then he will languish in the reserves like a few more great prospects we have had.

Delwhite

Sick of our players being linked to small prem clubs who would not even waste their time if leeds were back in prem.we need to get back as soon as.man u Liverpool man city Chelsea ect ect would love the likes of leeds utd on a Saturday rather than WBA Norwich Wigan,no disrespect to them clubs but the prem bosses do not want them in there when they can have leeds Sheffield wed forest.

SC Baggie

Whenever newspapers or other media show or say we are looking at someone that's it......you just know they are not coming to us.

KEV R WBA

looks to be a good player

also got the penalty against them clowns the weekend.

We Only Need One Half!

Kev R, saw your comments on the other side, posted in agreement, mine never got on and yours disappeared, whats that about?

Realist

Perhaps it was because they were as futile as all the other's. Ever thought of that?

Wbaforever

Realist

I do not think the futility of a post is a benchmark for what is and isn`t allowed.

Should that be the case, the number of posts appearing on Albion related threads would diminish considerably, and for the better.

WONOH`s posts are always articulate and relevant, but like many others his efforts are binned when trying to retaliate to some obvious "baggie baiting"

CantelloRocket 78

Realist ( on fantasy island )-

Maybe we should all read your gems instead?

You posted on the wolves site-

'if Deano gets some quality defenders in, we'll also need some decent strikers to score goals....'

No ****, Sherlock? You after Paul Merson's job?

Ha ha ha ha ha.........

Brierleyhillbaggie

Realest

About as futile as your lots chance off staying in the fizzy pop league haha ever thought off that

We Only Need One Half!

Realist, you have managed to prove TWO Baggies right with ONE post, outstanding work, may I suggest in future it would be more prudent to post only when you know what you are talking about.

Now, shhhhhhhh!

CantelloRocket 78

Photo caption time-

KD- 'would you believe I had to suffer 6 years at this place?'

SC- 'you've got my deepest sympathy.I thought I was havin' a bad time lately........'

Bromham Baggie

Re: Photo. Does SC's companion have a particularly ill matched syrup? (Sorry, I live darn sarf)

rizlablak

No wig, thats for sure. Would you buy a wig that bad. COYB

We Only Need One Half!

Thank the lord for that, thought the article was going to say he was watching a Wolves player, can you imagine!!!!

psst CR, Ipswich still in front by a head, and Bristol City now making their move on the inside gaining ground!

CantelloRocket 78

WONOH,

I did go over to the Wolves site to 'have a word' with Khs, I then noticed some of the other fans were seriously comparing Bookie's odds for Wolves to be relegated-

with potentially tough matches on the horizon, they could actually hit bottom within the next two games-

where's me wallet.........? ;)

solihullbaggie

No thanks Steve we dont want to go down the villa route of no experience of the prem or top flight footie, but i would say that we should have sorted this postion out more thoroughly at the start of this campaign, which has cost us many points i feel.

solihullbaggie

we were looking at michu also.

Jeff

NO.

Keith Downing (companion) does NOT wear a wig!

Very embarrassed I didn't recognize KD; even more embarassed I made that comment.

I'm very embarrassed I didn't recognize KD; even more embarrassed I made that comment.

Anything is better than Billy Jones who is good going forward but awful defending, if you watch the last few matches carefully 9/10 successful attacks on our defence have been through his side.

'The Class of 68'

Puzzled .....

..... SC want's to send Lukaku on, Downing's trying to explain, Steve we ain't -------.

Secret mission, they intend to pair Doyle up with Long.

COYB ©

E1 Baggie

Just to comment on a story in the sidebar - "West Brom boss Steve Clarke to draw line over Peter Odemwingie saga" - it should be UNDER not OVER. That's really irritating.

Baggiegra

If he was coming we can assume he wont be now its in the press.

Do Lallytap

Odemwingie has drove to the Vatican to offer his services.

The club have said they refused him permission to go

I'll get me coat !

Realist.

Do. DROVE!!!!!! What is he then a cowboy?

While I am on, any chance of having a word with Abbott's mate Costello.

He seems to be getting a little hysterical.

Do Lallytap

Drove = Past tense of drive...didn't they teach you anything at school ??

Do Lallytap

Drove = Past tense of drive, look it up clever one....didn't they teach you anything at school ?

CantelloRocket 78

Do Lallytap-

what school.......?