West Bromwich Albion have been handed a huge boost in their bid to bring Jonson Clarke-Harris to The Hawthorns this summer.
That’s according to a report by Bristol Live, who claim that the Baggies are now in pole position to land the Peterborough United centre-forward this summer, leading the likes of Sheffield United, Rangers, Bournemouth and CSKA Moscow in the race for the 26-year-old.
It is also reported that a deal for the £225k-rated hitman would cost West Brom up to £8m, while Darren Ferguson’s side are believed to be resigned to losing the striker in the upcoming transfer window.
Considering just how impressive Clarke-Harris was for Peterborough last season, the potential arrival of the centre-forward at West Brom is sure to have fans of the club buzzing.
Over his 45 League One appearances for Ferguson’s side, the 26-year-old bagged 31 goals, provided three assists and created 11 big chances, as well as taking an average of 2.9 shots and making one key pass per game.
These metrics saw the striker earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 7.24, ranking him as Posh’s second-best player in the third tier, with his performances going a long way in helping his side secure promotion to the Championship.
As such, with West Brom hoping for a promotion of their own next season, the signing of the player Darragh MacAnthony dubbed as “fantastic” would appear to significantly boost the club’s chances of achieving this feat and his potential arrival should have Albion fans buzzing with excitement.
Furthermore, a deal for the 26-year-old would closely resemble Brentford’s signing of this season’s top goalscorer in the Championship, Ivan Toney, last summer – with the current Peterborough striker actually bettering the former’s haul of 24 League One goals in the 2019/20 campaign, something that would appear to bode very well if the Baggies were to go on and complete a move for the striker in the coming months.