Tony Pulis admits interest in taking Liverpool outcast Rickie Lambert
West Brom has admitted interest in taking Liverpool outcast Rickie Lambert with a move set to go through before the start of the new season, the Mirror report.
Norwich, Bournemouth ad Middlesbrough have all expressed an interest but his desire to remain in Merseyside means the Baggies are his most likely destination as it means he will be able to commute from his home town.
The veteran forward arrived at his boyhood club from Southampton last summer but has failed to make an impression on Brendan Rodgers’ side and is now expected to move on again this summer.
Lambert, 33, came close to joining Aston Villa in a £5m deal in the January transfer window but ultimately decided to stay and fight for his place at Anfield.
But with Belgium international Divock Origi, Burnley’s Danny Ings and now Christian Benteke joining the club it means he is looking at facing even more time on the bench than last season.
Lambert was a youth team player for Liverpool before being released by the club aged 15.
He worked his way through the lower league with Blackpool, Macclesfield Town, Stockport County, Rochdale and Bristol Rovers before rising through the leagues with Southampton. He joined Liverpool in a £4m deal last June.