Vital Football

Latest WBA News

Pulis Targets Everton Midfielder?

Pulis Targets Everton Midfielder?

It was being reported on Sunday that West Bromwich Albion head coach Tony Pulis was now targeting Everton's Gareth Barry as Darren Fletcher's replacement.

With former skipper Fletcher leaving for Stoke City a few weeks ago, Pulis was obviously gutted to lose the experienced midfielder, and the Mirror reported on Saturday evening that Barry was now a top target to replace him.

With Fletcher leaving a hole in midfield given his experience, fairly well travelled Barry at 36 years old is a good candidate to replace him given his own experience, and of course his leadership qualities.

The report states that Burnley and Sean Dyche are also interested in the former England man and Dyche actually wanted to use their interest in Michael Keane to further that deal, but the Keane deal moved extremely quickly and ruled out a cash plus Barry deal, but he remains interested in a standalone agreement.

With Everton spending heavily so far this year, Barry is in Ronald Koeman's plans but he's also believed to be open to considering offers to help balance the books, especially with the Goodison Park outfit having a number of midfield options available to them.

Whether or not this idle speculation though remains to be seen but with Pulis trying to lower our general age, whilst Barry would fly in the face of that, he still has plenty to offer at the top level.

However with speculation linking us with Fabian Delph the possibility of signing both of them, you would think it's one or the other given relative playing styles.

Vital West Brom on: facebook

Vital West Brom on: twitter


Join The Vital Debate

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Baggy Boy
Date:Monday July 10 2017
Time: 9:00AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Tyson Fury Retires?

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Kemp's Future Is His Decision

Head coach Tony Pulis has explained why Dave Kemp has not been with us so far this pre season campaign and revealed that his long term aide is considering retirement.

Harriers Friendly Postponed

West Bromwich Albion yesterday confirmed that our pre season friendly against Kidderminster Harriers had now been cancelled.

West Brom Take Double Win

West Bromwich Albion's split squads took two victories over Walsall and Burton Albion this midweek.

How Much Did Injuries Cost You In 2016/17

The numbers have been crunched on how much money sides had to fork out last season in the Premier League based on the injuries they suffered across the year.

Archived Vital Baggies Articles

Vital Baggies articles from

Site Journalists

Baggy Boy
Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Swansea MotM
Suggested By:
M Wilson1%
Sub - McClean2%
Sub - Robson-Kanu9%
Sub - Leko5%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent West Bromwich Albion  Results (view all)

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League