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‘Better options out there’ – West Brom eyeing Sheffield Wednesday man: The verdict



According to a report from Teamtalk, West Bromwich Albion are among the clubs looking at Steven Fletcher.

The striker is available on a free this summer if Sheffield Wednesday cannot get him on a new contract and Albion are among those looking.

But, would he be a good signing? Our FLW writers offer their thoughts…

Jacob Potter

There might be better options out there for the Baggies.

I’m not doubting for a second that Fletcher is a striker that has really impressed me in the Championship this season, because he’s been excellent for a struggling Sheffield Wednesday team.

But West Brom look as though they’re going to win promotion into the Premier League this season, and you would imagine that there are better and more experienced Premier League strikers out there for Slaven Bilic to target.

The Baggies need to make sure they recruit well in the summer transfer window as well, as they could be relegated back into the second tier if they get it wrong.

They’ve got the makings of a good squad there, but Bilic simply has to make sure they get it right in the summer.

Fletcher would be a fantastic addition to their side if they were in the Championship next season, but I’m not sure he’s good enough if they win promotion into the top-flight this term.

George Harbey

I personally feel as if there are much better options out there for West Brom this summer than Steven Fletcher.

There can be no denying that Fletcher has been a key player for Sheffield Wednesday this season and is a prolific goalscorer at Championship level, but I don’t think he’s at the required level to play any higher.

West Brom look on course to win promotion to the top-flight, and Slaven Bilic needs to make serious improvements to his front-line.

I don’t think that 33-year-old Fletcher is an upgrade on Hal Robson-Kanu, Charlie Austin and Kenneth Zohore, and even though it would be on a free transfer, I don’t think it’s worth it.

Ned Holmes

This an interesting one and could prove to be a smart bit of business from the Baggies.

Striker is an area of concern for West Brom, as there are question marks over Charlie Austin, Hal Robson-Kanu, and Kenneth Zohore – particularly if they’re playing in the Premier League.

Fletcher has proven himself in the top flight before and would be an interesting weapon for Slaven Bilic to have.

If the 33-year-old is the only player they bring in then you would question if it is ambitious enough ahead of a season in the Premier League.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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