West Brom signing Vidar Orn Kjartansson could be the bargain of the summer

According to The Yorkshire Post, Championship sides Middlesbrough, Queens Park Rangers and West Brom are all in the race to sign Iceland international striker Vidar Orn Kjartansson.

What’s the story?

The Maccabi Tel Aviv striker has an impressive 39 goals in 78 games at his current club and is rated at just £2.25m by Transfermarkt. He also netted 15 times in all competitions last season.

Boro boss Tony Pulis has told striker Britt Assombalonga that he is free to leave the Riverside this summer and as such will be in the market for a replacement, and QPR will be looking to add to their squad that finished 16th in the Championship last season.

West Brom however look to be the most in need. With Salomon Rondon surely on his way to Newcastle this summer, the Baggies will be left with just Hal Robson-Kanu and Jay Rodriguez as senior strikers at the club.

Bargain deal

As a relatively unknown striker, West Brom boss Darren Moore should be able to secure a cheap deal, , by today’s market standards, for Kjartansson that would also be risk-free.

The 28-year-old is a full international and would no doubt be able to adapt to the demands of the Championship having played 18 times for his country, although he was not involved at this summer’s World Cup.

With Jay Rodriguez likely to lead the line at the Hawthorns next season, Kjartansson could offer a different option and Moore will need a large squad to cope with the busy schedule of England’s second tier.