The transfer deadline has passed and West Bromwich Albion still have plenty of unwanted players on the books, namely Kenneth Zohore.
Fortunately, the Baggies are in luck as EFL clubs can continue to do business for another ten days, so perhaps the 26-year-old is on borrowed time at the Hawthorns.
According to the Daily Mail, Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday have registered an interest in taking Zohore on loan for the season but it’s thought his £40k-per-week wages are a major stumbling block.
Albion secured the Dane’s services last summer for £8m from Cardiff City and in return, they’ve barely got their money’s worth.
The striker bagged seven goals with only three coming in 17 Championship appearances, via Transfermarkt. He started just three games in the league in 2020 and picked up an injury towards the back end of the season.
It’s been a poor deal all-round.
The Midlanders have spent a little over £10.5m in total on Zohore and the fact that Slaven Bilic is now willing to sack him off speaks volumes.
His former manager at the Bluebirds, Neil Warnock, called him a “manager’s dream” back in 2017, adding that he’s the “first on the team sheet.”
Although he’s clearly been anything but – a lack of goals, long-term injury problems and a hefty fee to round it all off. The blame must be pointed towards technical director Luke Dowling for sanctioning the move in the first place.
Now as the Baggies’ forgotten man at the Hawthorns, he’s well behind the likes of Callum Robinson and Hal Robson-Kanu for the lone striker role, it’s been a sign of the ultimate transfer disaster from Dowling and the Albion hierarchy.
It’s no wonder they’ll struggle to get him off the books at £40k-per-week.
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