Scharner undergoing West Brom medical

Released Wigan Athletic defender Paul Scharner is having a medical with West Bromwich Albion today.

Released Wigan Athletic defender Paul Scharner is having a medical with West Bromwich Albion today.

The Birmingham Mail says the 30-year-old emerged as a target late last week and has already intimated to contacts in Austria that he is committed to signing for the Baggies.

Scharner will have the usual examinations and, if all goes to plan, will sign a two-year deal with the club.

The player, who can occupy a defensive role and play in midfield, has been without a club since leaving Wigan at the end of last season.