West Bromwich Albion have been linked with Aston Villa outcast, Keinan Davis for some times and the player has now spoken out, dropping hints about his future.
West Brom have been linked with a number of attacking players over the last few months, and speculation has only increased since it was reported that Jordan Hugill will return to Norwich earlier than planned in January.
Davis is one of many forwards to have reportedly been linked with a move to The Hawthorns in January, and now the Aston Villa striker has spoken out about his future, dropping a hint about “going back down to the Championship”, which makes for an interesting development in West Brom’s potential targets over the next few weeks.
This week, the 23-year-old told The Beautiful Game Podcast: “I need a clean run of games to get experience and to get goals.
“Obviously, it depends what the club wants to do but I’d want to play a more consistent run of games. For a player like me, still quite young and finding ways to play…going back down to the Championship, I don’t see that as a backwards step at all.”
Former Aston Villa star Jack Grealish had nothing but praise for his former team-mate when they played together at Villa Park. The Manchester City and England maestro said: “He’s so, so strong. He’s one of the best hold up players I’ve actually played with and that includes the likes of [Christian] Benteke. He is unbelievable.”
It is fair to say that the signing of a new striker would be the top priority for many fans of the Baggies, with plenty of Albion supporters taking to social media to make their thoughts known on the upcoming transfer window.
One West Brom fan tweeted; “We need a real ball playing/attacking midfielder and a striker at the very least in Jan #WBA”. Therefore, lots of Baggies fans could well be buzzing if the Villa marksman comes on board during the winter transfer window.
Ismael will be pleased to hear that Davis is willing to bring his Premier League experience into the Championship, and the 23-year-old would surely be an ideal candidate to fill the boots of Hugill should he depart as expected in January.
There is still so much potential to change the entire outlook of West Brom’s season should the manager make the right signings in the January transfer window, especially if he brings in a reliable goalscorer who can help the team to close the gap on the two automatic promotion spots and secure Premier League football for the Baggies next term.
Davis could be the key to unlocking some much-needed goals for Ismael’s side, and at only 23 years of age, he could secure a great future with the club, especially if he can come in and make an instant impact.