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West Brom had transfer nightmare over Alfredo Morelos

West Brom have been fairly active in the transfer market over the past few years in terms of bringing new players to the club and moving some out the other way.

However, one player that the Baggies were linked with a move for that they didn’t end up securing which will now be seen as a big mistake from the Midlands club is striker Alfredo Morelos.

Back in September 2020, a report from Football Insider claimed that West Brom had been in contact with Rangers about the possibility of signing their Colombian forward, ultimately to no avail.

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Since he arrived at Ibrox back in the 2017 summer transfer window from HJK Helsinki, the 25-year-old has gone on to make a total of 164 combined goals and assists across 222 appearances across all competitions.

This season has seen the £11.7m-rated centre-forward rack up 11 goals and seven assists in 25 SPFL games, earning himself an overall performance rating of 7.35 from WhoScored, making him the second-highest rated player in Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s squad.

Additionally, this rating would make him the highest-rated player at West Brom by the same metric.

Had the Baggies managed to bring Morelos to the Hawthorns back in the 2020 summer transfer window, there’s every chance that they would have scored more than the 35 they managed to bag in the Premier League last season.

Even if they had signed the striker when they were reportedly after him and still got relegated from the top flight, they would surely be in a better position than they are now and would have more than the 40 goals in 37 games they’ve managed to get in this campaign.

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Labelled as a “brutally ruthless” player than can be a real “fighter” on the pitch by Aki Riihilahti, the CEO of the Colombian’s previous club, Morelos would have been a great signing for West Brom if he’d have been able to bring the same sort of goalscoring prowess that he’s shown in Scotland to England.

All in all, it’s safe to say that Luke Dowling made a big error by not bringing the Rangers forward to the Midlands club when he had the chance, as the striker could have proved to have been very useful for the Baggies in terms of scoring some much-needed goals.

In other news: Sold for £10m, now worth £2.7m: Dowling sealed WBA masterclass on £60k-p/w “disaster” – opinion

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