Former West Bromwich Albion striker Kevin Phillips has told West Brom News that he believes Kenneth Zohore will leave the club in January.
The 27-year-old Danish striker has largely been kept on the periphery of things by Valerien Ismael, since the head coach’s arrival at the Hawthorns this summer from Barnsley.
A recent report by The Athletic has even claimed that the player is unlikely to ever play for the club again, with Ismael said to be already lining up a departure for the frontman who originally signed from Cardiff City back in the summer of 2019.
Now Phillips has given his opinion on Zohore’s situation at the Midlands club, as he stated the following recently:
“I think he’ll move on (in January).
“It’s clear that he’s not in Ismael’s plans. I know he played against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup but ultimately, his future lies somewhere else.
“Your guess is as good as mine as to where he goes. I think he’ll just want to go and play football, whether that’s abroad or he drops down to League One.”
Zohore has only featured three times for Albion across all competitions this term, with his low level of game time coming off the back of a largely unsuccessful loan spell that he had with Millwall last season.
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The striker currently has just under two years to run on his contract with the Baggies.
This would be the best outcome for all parties involved as it appears unlikely that Zohore will break back into Ismael’s plans any time soon.
The arrival of Jordan Hugill during the summer transfer window kind of put the nail in the coffin for the Dane and he will now be assessing his options.
His move to West Brom simply hasn’t worked out and it would be fair to say that is because he doesn’t suit how the club look to play.
At the age of 27 he needs to be playing regularly and for that reason, he simply must leave.