West Brom unwilling to go to tribunal to sign Championship defender – Pulis

first_imgWest Brom will abandon their attempts to sign Charlie Taylor if they fail to reach a deal with Leeds, according to Tony Pulis.The Baggies boss does not want to take the risk of going to a tribunal for the 23-year-old left-back, who is out of contract at Elland Road this summer.Taylor can move on a free transfer but, because he is under the age of 24, any club who signs him will have to pay Leeds a compensation fee related to his development. Taylor has been with Leeds since the age of nine.West Brom want to negotiate a fee with Leeds to avoid the possibility of an unexpected bill down the line and it has been reported that they have offered £3.5million for the player.Liverpool were ordered to pay Burnley £6.5million rising to a potential £8million after they took Danny Ings on a free transfer from Burnley in the summer of 2015.Pulis said: “We wanted to find out what the price was to see if we’d be interested. If it’s going to go to tribunal, we don’t know what the price is and I think that takes us out of the game.“You could go to tribunal and they could put an extraordinary amount of money on it and you’re stuck with it. It’s a risk that, at this moment, is not worth taking.” Charlie Taylor: The 23-year-old is out of contract at Leeds 1last_img

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