West Brom are being linked with a move for Lille star Ibrahim Amadou.

According to a report from talkSPORT, the Baggies want to land the 24-year-old, who has been in impressive form this season in Ligue 1.

Amadou has experience of playing as a holding midfielder but has featured mainly as a central defender this season. Because of this versatility, the Cameroon-born player is held in high regard by Lille, with the French outfit keen to receive top dollar from any potential sale.

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It seems Crystal Palace have made the boldest approach to land Amadou at this early stage of the transfer window. Reports suggest that a bid worth £16 million has already been made by the Eagles, but Lille want at least £18m for Amadou.

With Grzegorz Krychowiak’s short-term future at West Brom appearing to be uncertain, landing a new holding midfielder could be on Alan Pardew’s mind. Although Amadou has flourished at centre-back in 2017/18, he’s certainly a competent player in this position as well.

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