West Brom could face competition in the January transfer window from the Premier League for midfield target Bradley Dack, according to reports.
The London Evening Standard claim that Tottenham Hotspur have had the Blackburn Rovers midfielder watched by scouts after an explosive opening period of the season.
Spurs, set to move into their new stadium in time for Christmas, could be busy in January after failing to do any business in the summer.
They’ve been linked with Albion’s Oliver Burke and Manchester United defender Eric Bailly, among others.
Blackburn star Dack, though, is a name that Albion retain a strong interest in.
Dack, 24, was snapped up by Rovers boss Tony Mowbray for just £750,000 in the summer of 2017 and his goals and assists in League One played a significant part in the club’s immediate return to the Championship.
He scored 18 times and provided nine assists for the Lancashire outfit last term and already has eight goals and five assists in all competitions this campaign.
Albion, who made £10m from the sale of Nacer Chadli to Monaco late in the window, had approaches turned down for Dack in the summer and could return in January.
That’s interest that will only intensify if hot-shot loanee Harvey Barnes is recalled by parent club Leicester City after a sterling few months of performances.
Rovers, heading to The Hawthorns at the end of this month, are understandably reluctant to part with their talisman, who signed a new contract in July.
Chief executive Steve Waggott spoke earlier this month of the club’s stance on Dack.
“We had a few offers for Dacky which were well chronicled,” he told the Lancashire Telegraph. “We have to keep our best players and build around them.
“It shows we respect the efforts they have put in for the club, keep them highly motivated and lock them in.
“I’ve been at clubs where every year you can have more than half of the squad turning over and it’s a big ask starting from scratch and the manager has to impose his DNA on the group.
“We’re trying to rebuild the club to help us progress and with a stable platform of players.”
Source : BirminghamMail