Within the last hour, Yeovil Town’s official site published an article confirming that West Bromwich Albion had secured the capture of young defender Tom James.
— Matt Wilson (@mattwilson_star) August 1, 2018
Speculation on the transfer rumour mill has linked us with the 22-year-old for the last few days, and although it appears somebody simply hit the wrong button at Huish Park – as the article was quickly withdrawn but the tweet above was live at time of typing this – the BBC have stated that they understand an undisclosed offer has been accepted for the services of the defender. As per the tweet, the transfer fee is speculated to be £400,000 in the media.
For clarity – the article was titled ‘completes’.
It’s believed he is still to undergo his medical before the deal can be officially announced, and obviously, he needs to agree personal terms on his contract, but for all intents and purposes this one is in the bag and he becomes another summer capture for head coach Darren Moore.
Whilst undisclosed at this stage, it is said to be Yeovil’s record transfer fee in history and the Welshman took in 51 matches for them in 2017/18 as he saw his stock grow at League Two level.
Prior to his spell with the Glovers, he was on Cardiff City’s books as an Academy graduate and he made one substitute showing for them before moving on.