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West Brom’s defence would improve ten-fold by signing this versatile 19-year-old setting the League One on fire

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Slaven Bilic's West Brom are top of the Championship table. (Getty Images)

Why West Brom should sign Sam McCallum from Coventry City

According to a report in Express and Star, West Brom are eyeing up a possible deal to sign Coventry City defender Sam McCallum in the upcoming transfer window.

The Baggies have been keeping a close eye on the 19-year-old (h/t Express and Star), who is a versatile full-back and has played well for the League One side in the past few months.

Along with West Brom, Premier League’s Aston Villa, Championship’s Leeds United, Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest are also in the race to sign the youngster. (h/t Express and Star)

McCallum has incidentally signed a new deal with Coventry that is going to keep him at the club till the summer of 2022. However, the Baggies are confident that they can lure him to the Hawthorns in the future. (h/t Express and Star)

Here’s why Slaven Bilic’s men would be right to do so and why they should make an offer soon with other potential challengers around:

McCallum’s versatility could be of great help

Sam McCallum is a quality young player who has risen through the ranks in the past 12-15 months. He was part of a Jamie Vardy Academy, a setup to attract talents from non-league football and give them a good platform, before joining Coventry City.

The 19-year-old is predominantly a left-back, but is capable of operating on the other side or as a central/defensive midfielder, if required by the team to do so.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic
Slaven Bilic

In terms of his attributes, McCallum is a pacy full-back who likes making runs up and down the field. His dribbling is good, defensive sense is strong and is physically solid.

West Brom shouldn’t hesitate in signing him sooner rather than later. With the youngster in their squad, Bilic’s men will have more options in full-back positions and a cover in midfield as well.

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Therefore, we can conclude by saying that the Baggies should beat a host of challengers in signing Sam McCallum from Coventry City. They should make an offer soon or risk joining a long queue in the summer.