Kuszczak set for West Brom homecoming
Published 23:00 09/05/11 By Alan Nixon
Tomasz Kuszczak is ready to return to West Brom in his search for first-team football when he quits Manchester United next month.
The Polish goalkeeper, who joined United from the Baggies in August 2006, will jump at the chance of going back on a free transfer.
Kuszczak, 29, has been unable to push Edwin van der Sar out of the No.1 spot - and is resigned to the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson will bring in a top-class replacement when the Dutchman retires this summer.
So the experienced United reserve has decided to move on and West Brom boss Roy Hodgson has teed up a deal – with the hint that he could squeeze ahead of Scott Carson and become the Baggies' first choice.
Former England keeper Carson’s form has been hit and miss, while Boaz Myhill has failed to push his claims strongly enough, leaving Hodgson in the market for two new keepers.
Carson may even move away from the Hawthorns this summer, so Kuszczak’s arrival cannot come quickly enough.
Wigan are also interested in Kuszczak but would rather keep Ali Al-Habsi, who is on loan from Bolton.