West Brom are among a host of clubs on the trail of Bracknell Town’s defender Olukayode Osu, according to TEAMtalk.
The outlet reported on its website on 21 October that the 21-year-old has attracted the attention of Barnsley, Huddersfield, and Hollywood-owned Wrexham, as well as the Baggies.
But it is Premier League side Sheffield United currently thought to be leading the race for the man who has been the standout of Bracknell Town’s FA Cup run.
The non-league man is considered a “potential star of the future” and Albion is one of his wide number of suitors.
Outside the box
West Brom is obliged to be creative in their transfer plans in light of their financial pressures, so the likelihood of a deal for a player who is making waves in Southern Premier League Division South being a relative bargain makes him an intriguing prospect.
But it doesn’t look like they are thinking that far outside of the box if so many other sides have been alerted to the youngster’s ability.
Depending on his readiness to step up it is possible that Carlos Corberan’s project could be the right level for him to move into.
But it sounds like Osu is going to have options if he moves on in the coming months so the Baggies will have to be convincing if they harbor genuine hopes of bringing him in.
The goalless draw with Plymouth Argyle on Saturday was certainly a letdown after some strong results, but in ninth place and two points off the play-off spots still, the club can still demonstrate upward mobility while Corberan is in charge.
Compared to some of the fears at the end of last season the Spaniard is maintaining a competitive side despite notable injuries, so if Osu is set for a switch there is still plenty to sell him on at The Hawthorns.