Premier League manager scouts Leeds v Forest, he's keen on 22-year-old - reliable journalist
By Dominic Toner
Tony Pulis was at the City Ground on Saturday afternoon to watch Leeds clash against Nottingham Forest, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay has revealed on his personal Twitter account that West Brom manager Pulis was spotted at the Championship clash and is known to be a keen admirer of Leeds left-back Charlie Taylor.
Tony Pulis spotted outside. Known admirer of Charlie Taylor:https://t.co/ZM7X5m2tU0
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 27, 2016
The Daily Star claim that West Brom are preparing a £7million bid for the 22-year-old in the final week of the transfer window.
The report details that Liverpool and Middlesbrough have also shown an interest in the emerging star.
West Brom are not in action in the Premier League until Sunday against Middlesbrough and Pulis appears to have taken advantage of some free time to scout Taylor.
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The Yorkshire giants are desperate to keep Taylor but West Brom are searching for new players and are ready to test the Championship club’s resolve.
The left-back had a transfer request rejected by Leeds shortly before the start of the season and plunged his future into fresh doubt at the weekend by saying he doesn’t know if he will still be with the club he signed for as a boy when the transfer window shuts.
Asked if he expects to be at Elland Road after the 31 August cut-off, Taylor told the Yorkshire Post: “I am not sure. Obviously I am contracted until the end of this season, so if they (Leeds) do not want to sell me, then I am under contract.
“I think once the transfer window is closed, then I will either not be at Leeds or definitely be at Leeds and I think then I can get my head around the fact either way whatever happens.”
Taylor is firmly established as Leeds’ first-choice left-back and has started all five of their league matches this season.
He made 42 appearances for the Championship outfit last season, chipping in with seven assists.
In other Leeds transfer news, a winger has signed after the club have agreed terms with Italian giants.