West Bromwich Albion striker Kenneth Zohore sought an exit from the Baggies this summer but no interested parties could agree a deal with the club for his services, according to The Athletic.
The 27-year-old is seemingly out of favour at The Hawthorns and has appeared just three this season – the last one coming in the EFL Cup against Arsenal back in August.
The Dane has been absent ever since with Jordan Hugill jumping ahead of him in the pecking order since his arrival from Norwich City, but head coach Valerien Ismael has since revealed that Zohore has been injured and his still in his plans going forward this season.
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It could have been a completely different situation though just a month ago when the transfer window was still open, as according to Albion reporter Steve Madeley the striker was very much open to departing in order to seek regular first-team football.
The club were also thought to be fine with Zohore’s potential departure and there were outfits willing to sign him, but neither Albion or the player were tempted by any of the finances on offer and in the end he remained at The Hawthorns until at least January.
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Even though Ismael has issued some positive words on Zohore potentially being in his plans, realistically he won’t see much game-time this season.
All parties were actively trying to find a solution to see the Danish striker go and get regular football but it can probably be attributed to Zohore being on Premier League wages that he’s still a West Brom player.
Zohore has scored goals at Championship level before for Cardiff but that was years ago now and injuries have somewhat regressed him as a player which is a shame to see.
A potential departure may be revisited in January but the Baggies may have to take a financial hit to get Zohore off the books, with the Dane looking like he just wants to play football at this stage of his career.