Tuesday, May 17

Nigerian-born West Brom Winger, Jonathan Leko, Set For Medical At Birmingham Ahead Of £1m Move, Amid Interest From Sheffield Wednesday And QPR

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Frankie Omokhua

West Brom winger, Jonathan Leko, is heading to Birmingham City for a medical ahead of a proposed £1million move.

The 21-year-old also has interest from Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers but he is heading to St George’s Park for the first stage of his medical tests after missing the second half of last season with a anterior cruciate ligament injury.

QPR had discussed Leko as a potential replacement for Eberechi Eze who is bound for Crystal Palace in a deal worth up to £19.5m on Thursday. 

Indeed, West Brom had offered Leko as part of their own bid to sign Eze earlier this week but the QPR winger was set on a move to Palace. QPR still retain an interest in Leko but talks are advancing with Birmingham after they had an offer accepted.

Leko, who has one year left on his contract, impressed on loan at Charlton Athletic last season prior to his injury. 

However, his season was troubled further when he was found to have suffered racial abuse at the hands of Leeds United goalkeeper, Kiko Casilla, who received an eight-match ban and £60,000 fine after being found guilty by the FA in February.

The goalkeeper failed to apologise and the PFA failed to offer proper support as the case dragged on.

Leko has been keen for a fresh start and now looks likely to join up with Aitor Karanka at St Andrews if he passes his medical.

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