West Brom and Valerien Ismael want to bring a new centre-forward to The Hawthorns this summer, journalist Luke Hatfield has told Football FanCast.
At West Brom, most of the transfer talk has been dominated by star man Matheus Pereira and goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, with Ismael admitting that he expects to lose both players before the window closes.
The Midlands club, however, have been able to bring in Alex Mowatt on a free transfer from Barnsley, as well as Brighton’s Matt Clarke for the season.
And if all goes to plan, the two could be joined by a new striker at The Hawthorns, according to Hatfield.
“I think Albion are after a striker,” the Express & Star journalist said. “It’s a position they’ll be desperate to bolster.”
Last season, West Brom really struggled for goals, albeit in a much stronger division compared to the one they are in now.
After Pereira, who scored 11 times in the Premier League, their next highest goalscorer was Callum Robinson with five strikes.
As a whole, the Baggies were one of the lowest-scoring teams in the top flight (as per WhoScored), so perhaps they could do with the addition of a new No.9 this summer.