West Bromwich Albion have been busy this summer, turning Jayson Molumby’s loan deal permanent from Brighton & Hove Albion, signing John Swift on a free transfer from Reading and Jed Wallace on a free transfer from Millwall, but journalist and Football League transfer expert Alan Nixon says Leicester City midfielder Hamza Choudhury is ‘still in sights’.

Steve Bruce has a lot of players to recruit ahead of next season’s promotion push. He wants a new fullback in a supporting role for Conor Townsend and Darnell Furlong, he wanted a playmaker in midfield, he wanted a new wide-man to provide goals and assists, and he wanted a deep-lying midfielder to protect the back four.

Choudhury should jump at the chance to get regular playing time next season even if he has to drop down a division. The 24-year-old has made 84 appearances in all competitions for Leicester since rising through the youth ranks to the first-team, scoring two goals with two assists. He made just 12 appearances this season, however, after falling down the pecking order.

Choudhury is out of contract at the King Power Stadium in 2023, so Leicester have a decision to make whether to cash in early or risk losing him for nothing next year. West Brom don’t have lucrative funds for new recruits, so a permanent move would have to be affordable.

In other news, Sam Johnstone signs deal with Crystal Palace after West Brom release