West Brom are preparing a bid for Sheffield United striker David McGoldrick, as reported by Football Insider.
The 33-year-old, who will be out of contract next summer, joined The Blades in 2018 and has gone on to make over 100 appearances, scoring 25 goals in the process.
McGoldrick’s career has predominantly been centred around the Championship, making 318 second-tier appearances and scoring 75 goals.
The Nottingham-born forward has also featured 63 times in the Premier League, netting ten times, and despite Sheffield United’s difficulties last season, eight of the ten came last time out.
West Brom, who will be looking to bolster their attacking line-up in a bid to bounce straight back to the Premier League, have now cast their eyes over the front-man, so we have taken a look at one winner and one loser at the club if an agreement is made…
One winner – Karlan Grant
If there is one thing that particularly stands out about David McGoldrick it is his ability to operate wonderfully with a strike partner. That was something seen with several players he was paired with at Sheffield United and at Ipswich Town too.
At 33, McGoldrick is still a player who can cause problems by running in behind, but he has the attacking intelligence to combine that with dropping in deeper to keep defenders guessing, allowing a player like Grant to break the lines.
McGoldrick has not just been a great scorer of goals over the years, he has emerged as a creator of goals too, assisting nearly 50 times in his career.
The 33-year-old is now a vastly experienced professional who would certainly help out the highly talented Grant, and the two could quite easily form a brilliant partnership.
One loser – Callum Robinson
Callum Robinson has operated as a left-winger brilliantly over the years, but last season he was trusted more as a striker, and he shone in spells.
Robinson’s electric pace, combined with his ability to time runs to near perfection, made him a real danger from central positions last time out. Now, he is in the division below and would pose an even bigger threat.
However, should McGoldrick arrive, Robinson would seemingly move back to the wing.
And whilst he remains dangerous from wide areas, it would be interesting to see him granted a chance as a striker at Championship level, in a team who should be consistently creating opportunities.