West Bromwich Albion fans have received news that appears to indicate the club have taken a step back in their pursuit for two further transfer targets.
That is according to an update from Joe Chapman who issued an eight-word tweet that shut down rumours of the Albion’s pursuit of soon-to-be free agents Tom Lawrence and Lewis Grabban.
Taking to Twitter in what was a reply to his original tweet, Chapman was asked:
“Any update on this Lawrence link Joe? Some seem to think it’s done some don’t believe we have even in for him”
To which the Journalist replied: “Nothing in the Lawrence or Grabban links mate.”
The latest update from Chapman serves as a big blow to a fanbase who would have thought that Lawrence and Grabban would join the likes of summer signings Jed Wallace and John Swift as established Championship assets who could come in and transform the Baggies’ front-line.
West Brom struggled to find the net last season, finishing as the sixth-lowest scorers in the Championship with just 52 goals scored.
Therefore, the signing of a player who has just come off the back of a season that saw him achieve 16 attacking returns in the most recent campaign in the form of 11 goals and five assists in Lawrence would have benefitted Albion no end.
The business conducted by the Baggies has been impressive this summer and having struggled to find the back of the net last season, you would think the club would be looking to add to their coup of free signings with two excellent options in Lawrence and Grabban staring them in the face.
As it is, supporters will no doubt be gutted until alternative targets are identified.