West Bromwich Albion supervisor Steve Bruce has spoken in current weeks concerning the potential switch overhaul he’s seeking to full on the Hawthorns this summer season.
One potential transfer that has been reported may see present Baggies defender Cedric Kipre depart the membership this summer season.
This newest season noticed the 25-year-old seem simply 14 instances for his facet within the Championship, the newest of which coming all the way in which again in January.
This reveals simply how a lot Bruce doesn’t fancy him and why it’s not a shock to listen to that the Baggies boss could be keen to see the Frenchman depart this summer season.
Beforehand slammed for his “surprising” sort out on Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack that saved him sidelined for six months again in December 2017, Kipre could now be looking out for a brand new membership to hitch.
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When it comes to who the Midlands facet may look to usher in as an appropriate substitute for the Frenchman, one determine the Baggies have been linked with that would match the invoice for Bruce is Blackburn Rovers defender Darragh Lenihan.
With a complete of 219 appearances within the Championship below his belt, the 28-year-old actually has extra expertise at this stage than Kipre, who has simply 88 video games within the second division to his title.
This season noticed the Irishman finish Blackburn’s marketing campaign with the second-highest number of interceptions (58) and third-highest variety of tackles (43) to his title within the Lancashire membership’s squad.
His total performances earned him a season ranking of seven.1/10 from WhoScored, making him Blackburn’s highest-rated participant.
To place that into perspective, this ranking would additionally put him as West Brom’s highest-rated player for the current marketing campaign.
To additional spotlight how spectacular the £14k-per-week centre-back is, Rovers boss Tony Mowbray had this to say about him again in December.
He said: “He’s proper on the prime of his sport, you’ll be able to inform the way in which he’s dominating, he’s towering over gamers inches taller than him, his passing he appears so assured, lengthy passing, quick passing.”
Shifting ahead, with Lenihan’s contract at Ewood Park set to run out on the finish of June, probably cashing in on Kipre and securing the Blackburn star on a free switch might be a superb little bit of enterprise from Bruce and the Baggies.
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