West Brom linked with approach for Brazilian

Date published: Thursday 28th January 2016 9:17

Sandro: Signed for Baggies

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has reportedly approached QPR about the possibility of signing midfielder Sandro on loan until the summer.

The Brazilian has had an eventful time since joining the Hoops from Tottenham in 2014, suffering relegation from the Premier League and then having to sort out a bizarre problem surrounding the expiration of his work permit.

Sandro has not featured for QPR since late December, and Sunderland were also credited with an interest in the 26-year-old earlier this month, although Black Cats manager Sam Allardyce claimed those reports were without foundation.

According to Sky Sports, though, West Brom are now keen to offer him a route back into the Premier League, and Sandro’s QPR team-mate Matty Phillips is also reported to be a target for the club.

QPR are understood to be willing to allow Sandro to leave very cheaply to shed his wages, and he would appear to be a strong fit stylistically with Tony Pulis’ methods.

Earlier in January Pulis admitted that West Brom may need to dip down into the Championship to secure deals, saying: “We’re in the jungle and the main animals will feed off the rest of us.

“We have to find animals a little bit lower than us, or people a little bit lower than us, that we can do business with.

“It’s very difficult and at times not fair on certain football clubs.

“West Bromwich Albion will be feeding off clubs a little bit lower than them. That’s just the way it is.”

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