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West Bromwich Albion: Steve Bruce must axe disaster duo this summer

West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Bruce recently spoke about the possibility of a significant transfer overhaul taking place at The Hawthorns this summer.

Having finished 10th in the Championship this season with 18 wins, 13 draws and 15 defeats to their name, it’s easy to see why the Baggies boss thinks some big changes to the squad are needed.

In terms of which current West Brom players could or should be at risk of being shown the exit this summer, two figures that we feel should be in this category are Kenneth Zohore and Grady Diangana.

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With Zohore only making three senior appearances for the Baggies this season, all of which came back in August, the word outcast comes to mind when thinking about his current situation at the Midlands club.

Labelled a “lazy” player in the past by Neil Warnock, who managed him at Cardiff, the 28-year-old did at least score five goals in seven appearances with West Brom’s under-23 side.

Taking all this into account and with his current contract at The Hawthorns is set to expire in the summer of 2023, the next few months could give the Baggies the chance to cash in on the forgotten striker if another club would be willing to pay a fee to sign him.

As for Diangana, while he had more first-team action this season than the Danish marksman, he failed to display any attacking talent. In 41 league appearances, the former West Ham winger scored just two goals and provided only one assist.

To further highlight his inefficiency going forward, the 24-year-old ended the campaign with an average of only 0.9 shots and 0.8 key passes per game.

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His overall performances earned him a rather underwhelming season rating of 6.39/10 from WhoScored, making him the lowest-rated outfield player currently in Albion’s squad to start more than one league match.

Having had his previous season with the Baggies described as “disappointing” by Kevin Phillips, this is exactly what Diangana’s 2021/22 campaign has been as well.

With the duo being listed as the club’s top two earners according to Salary Sport on a combined wage of £51k-per-week, it can be argued that the disaster duo have been robbing the club blind and therefore need to be shown the door.

With Bruce aiming to build a squad which will be capable of winning promotion back to the Premier League in 2023, it’s hard to see that roster including disaster duo Diangana and Zohore.

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