West Brom boss confirms interest in Arsenal striker

West Brom manager Pepe Mel has revealed that he is interested in Arsenal striker Joel Campbell.

The Costa Rican ace joined the Gunners in 2011 after emerging as one of his home country’s top talents.

However work permit issues have prevented him from making a single appearance for the London club, which has led to a series of loan moves away from the Emirates Stadium – with his most recent leaving him with Greek giants Olympiakos for the remainder of the current campaign.

His prior switch saw him play under Mel at Real Betis, and the Spaniard says that he would welcome the chance to work with the 21-year-old again:

“Joel Campbell was a player with me at Betis, a very good player and it is possible for the future at West Brom.” He is quoted by The Express.

“He would be a good player for West Brom.

“He could play for Albion if I stay here.”

Campbell will be free to play in England next season after being granted a work permit last year.

However much depends on Mel’s ability to keep the Baggies in the Premier League, with relegation possible heading into their final three games of the season.


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