UK Tabloid “The Mirror” reports West Bromwich Albion F.C. have offered New York Red Bulls defender Tim Ream a trial. Bromwich boss Roy Hodgson, formerly of America-friendly Fulham FC, is said to have his eyes on the MLS product as he attempts to reinforce a porous and beaten down back line.
The trial reports follow news of Ream’s scheduled training stints set to take place from December 3rd to the 10th with the Baggies as well as a visit with Bolton Wanderers from the 10th to the 18th.
2011 was an up and down year for Tim Ream, both on the club and international level. Though he fell prey to the sophomore jinx on several occasions and was at the center of the storm in this years Rafa Marquez controversy, it did little to deter clubs from inquiring on the defenders services who’s composed style of play has earned him plaudits amongst league observers. The durable defender played every fixture in last years 1st place run for the Red Bulls, and he also featured in 31 of 34 games this season (all three games missed were due to international duty).