The Chalkboard: West Brom signing Thill can make them forget all about Harper

West Brom are set for a huge overhaul this summer as they undergo one of the most important transfer windows in their recent history.

After failing to achieve promotion back to the top-flight following a season in the Championship, five players could all walk through the exit door after their troublesome campaign.

If you couple that with loan deals and player contracts ending, Albion’s squad now looks particularly thin on the ground.

However, according to French outlet Soccer Link, West Brom are one of the clubs interested in 19-year-old Luxembourg international Vincent Thill, someone who could arrive to combat their lack of depth.

The midfield man is a player who showed impressive strides in the third division of French football last term.

Forget about Harper

It’s safe to say that West Brom fans don’t have the greatest respect for Rekeem Harper.

Another 19-year-old, the midfielder’s future at the Hawthorns has been in doubt for some time. His contract is set to expire this month and despite being offered a new deal, there have been no positive developments since.

Losing him will be a blow, especially considering some of the young talents to have already departed the club.

But by bringing in Thill, it could certainly make up for his loss.

An attacking midfielder, the Luxembourg international offers something that West Brom and Harper sorely lack – creativity.

When it came to central areas last term the brunt of the workload was left to Harvey Barnes. However, after he left the club in January, they were left with barely any creative outlets.

During the course of the Championnat National season, Thill found the net impressively on ten occasions. He also claimed three assists.

As such, he’d be the perfect player to improve an area where Albion have struggled in since the winter.

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With Harper likely leaving for Celtic, the arrival of the talented Metz man would solve two problems in one.

He’d soften the blow of an academy prospect leaving whilst also adding to a position on the pitch that simply has to improve.

It’s not a marquee signing, but pulling off deals like this could be crucial to West Brom’s rebuild.