West Brom eyeing ex-Burnley defender

Ex-Burnley player Erik Pieters is training with West Brom with the Baggies ready to offer a contract at the back.

The 34-year-old left Turf Moor in the summer when his contract expired and is currently a free agent meaning he can still sign for a club even though the transfer window closed last week.

The left-back has been training with the Baggies, who drew 1-1 with Burnley at the Hawthorns on Friday night, and West Brom are ready to offer him terms. Steve Bruce has accepted his team is a bit light and is looking to the free agent market to bolster its ranks after seeing moves for two players drop late on deadline day. The Baggies planned the double capture of Fulham midfielder Josh Onomah and Colombian Steven Alzate from Brighton, but the paperwork for both signings was not properly submitted so the moves fell through.

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Pieters would offer an experienced option having played most of his career in the top flight. He made 66 appearances for Burnley during his three seasons with the Clarets, scoring twice. He featured 15 times last season after missing much of the second half of the campaign through injury.

The left-back played in several positions during his time at Turf Moor including right-back, right midfielder and left midfielder. He spent six seasons with Stoke having started his career with Utrecht in his native country before moving to PSV Eindhoven. The Dutchman has 14 caps for his country, the last of which dates back to 2014.

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