Baggies linked with Kawashima

Baggies’ boss Roy Hodgson is keen to add a keeper to his squad and

after missing out on Brad Friedel earlier this week, he has turned

his attention to Kawashima. According to reports in the Far East,

Kawashima’s Belgian club Lierse SK have received an initial bid

from West Brom and a deal appears likely. Despite having only been

in Lierse for one season, the former Kawasaki Frontale custodian

admitted he would relish the opportunity to move to the Premier

League. “I’m always hoping that I can play in a more competitive

league one day, especially in an English-speaking country,” said

Kawashima. West Brom had been keeping tabs on Kawashima for a while

now and made an enquiry on the player’s availability in March.