06 September 2020 12:38
Sign up NOW for daily Baggies news straight to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Left-back Rico Henry isn't short of admirers from the Premier League. West Brom, Brighton and Leeds United have all been credited with an interest in the Brentford defender, who is currently preparing for the new season in the Championship having impressed in the Bees side last term. Now Leicester City have emerged as the latest contenders for Henry's signature, as they seek a replacement for the departed Ben Chilwell. Make sure you don't miss a thing - click here to sign up to our Albion newsletter The England international has left the King Power Stadium for big spending Chelsea, in a deal that is set to be worth around £50m to the Foxes. Brendan Rodgers has done his most recent full-back transfer business in the Championship, having snapped up James Justin from Luton Town last summer - now he's being tipped to repeat that with Henry.
Injuries have ravaged Henry's time in West London, until last season when he played regularly and impressed as Brentford just fell short in their quest to reach the Premier League. Failure to gain promotion inevitably means that interest from top flight clubs has mounted when it comes to the star players in what is a talented squad - and Henry comes into that category. Albion are admirers of Henry, who is Birmingham born and came through the ranks at nearby Walsall before following Dean Smith to Griffin Park. They looked at Antonee Robinson of Wigan, though he has since moved to Premier League rivals Fulham. Speaking about Henry last month, Bees boss Thomas Frank outlined his intentions to retain his services amid such interest from above. "Rico is one of our most talented players," he explained. "We all know how difficult it is to find good left-footed full-backs and wing-backs and he's one of the most talented in the division. So we definitely want to keep him longer term."