West Bromwich Albion defender Jonas Olsson is closing in on a new contract at The Hawthorns, according to ESPN, with Tony Pulis reinvigorating the 32-year-old career.

The Sweden international is in the final year of his contract with the Baggies and, after signing under Tony Mowbray, the defender is closing in on a testimonial year, along with midfielder James Morrison and utility man Chris Brunt, who has been playing left back under Pulis.

Olsson was struggling to find a spot in the squad under Alan Irvine with Craig Dawson, Joleon Lescott and Gareth McAuley all picked ahead of the big Swede but the arrival of Pulis has seen Dawson move to right back and with Jonny Evans playing everywhere it has seen the re-emergence of the McAuley-Olsson partnership that worked wonders under Roy Hodgson, although the pair are now 32 and 36 with slightly less pace.

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The decision to hand Olsson a new deal has been met with mixed reviews from the Albion fan base with the defender being inconsistent this season shown in a moment of madness against Crystal Palace where he allowed Connor Wickham to bring the Eagles back into the game.

The news comes after Craig Dawson recently committed his future to the club and Chris Brunt was ruled out for the rest of the season and, cruelly, for the European Championships with Northern Ireland.