Football Insider understands that West Brom have agreed a free transfer deal for ex-Sheffield Wednesday winger Adam Reach. It was disclosed that the Baggies are on the verge of completing a move for Reach after they had a breakthrough in talks.
Reach is a winger who has a lot of experience in the English Championship. A lot of teams were interested in him including Blackburn Rovers but newBaggies boss Valerien Ismael was able to convince him that his future lies at West Brom. The Frenchman left Barnsley to take up the West Brom job earlier this summer.
It’s a major coup that West Brom were able to beat Blackburn Rovers and the other interested Championship teams in the race for Reach who scored 34 goals and 34 assists in 230 games for Sheffield Wednesday during his five-year stay with the club. He joined the Owls from Middlebrough in 2016. Reach left the Owls this summer at the end of his contract with the club. He will become the Baggies’ fourth signing of the summer after Alex Mowatt, youngster Quevin Moises Castro, and Matt Clarke.
Mowatt signed for West Brom this summer as a free agent after his Barnsley contract ended. He followed Ismael to the Hawthorns. French tactician Ismael was the mastermind as Barnsley surprised a lot of football stakeholders by reaching the Championship playoffs last season.
Reach, 28, featured 49 times for Sheffield Wednesday last season including 44 league outings as they were demoted to League One. He also attracted the interest of Norwich City who were playing Championship football as at last season. Norwich City sealed automatic promotion by winning the Championship.