West Bromwich Albion are interested in securing the signature of Barnsley right-back Andy Yiadom, whose performances this season in the Championship has caught the eye of Baggies boss Tony Pulis, according to a report in the Birmingham Mail.

The 25-year-old defender has been valued at about £2.5m and Pulis wants to add depth to his defensive department as the club sits in 15th place in the English top-flight.

The club are on a run of awful form and have not won a match in all competitions since 27th August, leaving the club lying in 19th place in the Championship table.

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The Baggies have found it difficult to find the back of the net but have also been uncharacteristically leaky at the back, which could explain why Pulis is chasing Yiadom.

The club reportedly sent scouts to watch the Ghana International in action as Barnsley defeated Burton 4-2.

Yiadom is well known for his close control dribbling as well as his ability to read the game well.

The Midlands club are expected to make a move in the January transfer window but if not, then the defender will be available for a free transfer in the summer as his contract is set to expire, with the full-back apparently rejecting a new deal at the club.

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