Norwich City legend Wes Hoolahan edges closer to West Brom

Wes Hoolahan

Former Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan is in talks with West Brom according to reports.

The 36-year-old became a free agent this summer after 10 years at Carrow Road where he made 354 appearances, scoring 53 goals.

It was thought the Irishman would move abroad, but it now looks like the Baggies could secure his services.

Fleetwood Town have equally been linked with the Irishman international who quit international football earlier this year after making 43 appearances for the Republic of Ireland.

It was alleged that the midfielder’s resolve was to win a new deal at Carrow Road.

That never happened.

“It’s a mixture of things that led me to make this decision but mainly age, I will be 36 soon, I’ll be 38 when the next Euros come around, so it’s time to move aside,” he said.

“I had two great campaigns with Ireland and the Euros in France was an amazing experience.”

According to the Eastern Daily Press, the attacking midfielder impressed many on trial at the Hawthorns.

West Brom boss Darren Moore appears excited by the prospect of adding Hoolahan to his squad, given his failure to sign Bradley Dack of Blackburn Rovers on deadline day.

Although he managed just one goal last season, Hoolahan notched seven the year prior and racked up over 100 games of Premier League experience.

Described as Ireland’s best attacking outlet during his spell at international level, the Dubliner would complement West Brom’s current squad at Championship level.

The Baggies are currently 10th in the table, but just four points off joint leaders Leeds United and Middlesbrough.

Hoolahan experience would be crucial in Moore’s top-flight promotion chase.

The midfielder’s career kicked off at hometown club Belvedere.

He then took weird routes through Shelbourne and Livingston to land in England.

He was handed that opportunity by Blackpool in 2006.