West Brom defender Craig Dawson is being linked with a move away from the club this summer.
Premier League side Watford are reportedly in talks over a deal to sign him from West Brom, although the Championship outfit want to keep hold of him for next season.
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Dawson has been a reliable performer at centre-back for West Brom over the last five or so years and was one of the club’s most consistent players last season.
He made 44 Championship appearances and scored in the play-off semi-final clash with Aston Villa, which they eventually lost on penalties.
If West Brom do lose Dawson to Watford in the coming months, they will need to replace him with a top Championship centre-back.
But who could they sign? Here are some central defenders West Brom could target…
After a solid season on loan to Derby County in the Championship, Tomori is sure to be a wanted man. West Brom could look to secure a deal for the Chelsea defender.
Carl Jenkinson has been linked with a move to West Brom this month. The defender can play at right-back or at centre-back, offering a useful versatility.
The Arsenal man has struggled with injuries this year and could be available on loan this summer. Holding would be a superb signing for the Baggies.
Another player who has had his injury problems of late. He worked with Bilic at West Ham and could look to reunite with the Croatian boss at West Brom next season.
Jack Stephens looks set to leave Southampton this summer and West Brom could be the ideal place for him. Comfortable on the ball, Stephens could excel in the Championship.
Hanley is an experienced Championship centre-back and would add steel to West Brom’s backline. He’s currently fourth choice at Norwich and could be tempted into a move to The Hawthorns.
The Aberdeen centre-back impressed in Scotland last season and has been linked with a move to England in the past. The Scotland international would be a top signing for West Brom.
Benkovic enjoyed a successful spell on loan to Celtic from Leicester last season. He could now be ready for a season on loan in the Championship to continue his development.