£2.9m West Brom transfer signing offered surprise exit route by Spurs & Wolves legend

The summer transfer window is shut for English clubs but one ex-West Brom star could be on the move.

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Former West Brom midfielder Romaine Sawyers is attracting interest from Israeli Premier League side Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Sawyers was made available for transfer by the Baggies’ Championship rivals Cardiff City earlier in the window.

The 31-year-old didn’t get a move to an English club but could now have an opportunity to play abroad for the first time in his career. He had been linked with a move to Rotherham United but a move did not work out for him and now he is trying to find his third club in 18 months.

A report from TransferMarkt claims that Tel-Aviv are interested in Sawyers. Tel-Aviv are managed by former Aston Villa, Wolves and Spurs striker Robbie Keane.

Tel-Aviv are one of the biggest clubs in Israel and are in the group stages of the UEFA Europa Conference League. Keane has yet to call upon any of British players to head over to Israel with him just yet but Sawyers could front his transfer business with the window there open until September 20, 2023.

Sawyers’ current club manager manager Erol Bulut said to WalesOnline about Sawyers in August: "If he does not get minutes here at the age of 31 it would be best if he takes a look at another club to leave, to play at least another four or five years as he is planning to play to at least 35/36.

"He has spoken to his agent I think he is trying. He will find something because he is a good player, he is a very good player."

As for Sawyers’ involvement with West Brom, he was a reported £2.2m signing for the club back in 2019. He made 64 appearances for them in total having joined from Brentford for a second spell but got just one goal and an assist