West Bromwich Albion are not only after Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida this summer, but now, on the orders of Slaven Bilic, are setting their sights on Adem Ljajic, according to Turkish media outlet Fanatik.

The article mentions that the Baggies are reportedly prepared to offer around €8m (£7.2m) for Ljajic, slightly more than what they are supposedly planning to pay for his teammate, Domagoj Vida, (£6.3m).

Adem Ljajic is a 28-year-old attacking midfielder who can also be deployed on the flanks as a winger.

He has featured in 29 games across all competitions for the Black Eagle, scoring seven goals and providing seven assists in the process.

Ljajic also represents his country, Serbia, and has played 45 games for them since making his debut back in November 2010 as an 18-year-old.

To sign Adem Ljajic for £7.2m this summer would be a good piece of business for the Baggies, as he’s a player in his peak and can play in three positions across the final third — this versatility will undoubtedly come in very handy over the course of the season.

West Brom’s perusal of the Eastern European market is a wise decision too, because there are plenty of players that can be signed for surprisingly low sums of money and are of the same quality as the home-grown talents in this country, yet English players have price tags that are significantly higher.

Let’s hope Slaven Bilic can work magic through his connections.

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