Sheffield Wednesday have spoken to West Brom about the signing of Jonathan Leko, according to Yorkshire Live.
But Leko should not be the only Baggies player for whom Wednesday are asking.
The winger scored or made nine goals in 21 Championship games for loan club Charlton last season, before having his campaign cruelly cut short by a knee injury that left him bedbound.
As a result, he faces a bigger battle than most to break into the West Brom side that gained promotion to the Premier League in his absence.
But another of his teammates finds himself in a similar boat. So similar, in fact, that Sam Field was also a Charlton player when injury struck – limiting him to 17 league outings last season.
And, just like Leko, Field was starring for the Addicks who, as The Express & Star reports, recorded 78 per cent of their clean sheets with him in the team.
The defensive midfielder also averaged 7.69 interceptions per game last term, the newspaper adds – which was the Championship’s joint third-highest tally.
How Wednesday’s backline could do with a screen as effective as Field, having found itself particularly porous in the second half of the season – a spell that coincided with Sam Hutchinson’s omission from the side.
And, with The Express & Star noting that Field has come to a crossroads in his West Brom career, it cannot hurt for Wednesday to test the water for a player who appears to fit, to a tee, their new-look recruitment strategy – targeting those who are young, hungry and cost-effective.