Shane Long could be turning his back on the Premier League for life in Spain, according to the Express.
Sevilla are monitoring the West Brom striker with the intention of a summer move, with speculation rising that Alvaro Negredo will be making a move to the Premier League.
The Spanish giants, who are struggling this season sitting in 11th in La Liga, may have a fight on their hands to capture the Republic of Ireland international, with Lazio also showing interest in the 26 year old.
Long has been in impressive form this campaign, scoring six league goals, as the Baggies have been the surprise package this season, occupying 9th place.
The Gortnahoe born striker was has scored 17 goals for the Baggies in 58 appearances for the club after joining from Reading; signed by present England manager Roy Hodgson for £6.5 million through add-ons in August 2011.
His current contract at the Hawthorns runs out in the summer, making him an attractive prospect for the clubs courting him. A stumbling block for his suitors maybe the matter of a clause in his contract, where the player or the club can implement a years extension, if either want to put it into action.
Baggies manager Steve Clarke might be unwilling to sell his top scorer, especially if the situation with Peter Odemwingie becomes untenable. There is also uncertainty over Romelu Lukaku’s future; the Belgian is on a season long loan from Chelsea but might be tempted to sign a permanent deal in the search of regular first team football after impressing at the Hawthorns.
If Long’s form stays at the high standard he has set, the 26 year old may have a big summer decision to make, if the prospect of applying his trade in Spain’s top league against the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid is something he finds appealing.