West Bromwich Albion had a busy summer 2021 transfer window in terms of the number of players who made moves into and out of the club.
One rather noticeable exit during that period was Matheus Pereira, who joined Saudi club Al-Hilal in August.
During his time at The Hawthorns, the Brazilian scored 20 goals and provided 26 assists in 77 appearances across all competitions, making him a very useful attacking and creative figure for the Baggies.
The 26-year-old’s absence has proved to be rather damaging for the Midlands club and their hopes of securing promotion from the Championship this season.
In their 46 league games during 2021/22, the Baggies won 18, drawn 13 and lost 15, netting 52 goals and conceding 45. To put that into perspective, league winners Fulham scored more than twice as many.
With the season now over and the summer transfer window set to open for business soon, West Brom could do with finding a suitable replacement for Pereira who can score and create goals on a regular basis.
One mann who could fit this bill and has been mentioned with a move to The Hawthorns in recent weeks is Millwall star Jed Wallace.
In 404 appearances for Millwall, Portsmouth and Wolves, the attacker has scored 73 goals and provided 64 assists along the way.
This season has seen the 28-year-old score six goals and provide 12 assists in 38 league appearances, showing just how capable he is of scoring and creating goals.
To further highlight how deadly the Millwall maestro can be, only Benik Afobe (34) has had more shots on target for the Lions this season than Wallace (25), who also made the second-highest number of crosses in the Championship with 300.
In addition, having played in numerous attacking positions this season, his versatility could make him an ideal replacement for Pereira, who also played in several different roles during his time at The Hawthorns.
Given the talent he has and Albion’s need for another potent attacker, this could be a top bit of business from the Baggies and Steve Bruce if they are able to secure Wallace’s signature.