West Bromwich Albion are readying an £8million offer to secure the signing of Dinamo Zagreb forward Mislav Orsic before the end of the transfer window, according to the Telegraph.
The Baggies are in need of adding some extra attacking spark to the squad, as Bilic looks to get West Brom’s promotion bid back on track following a recent slump in form, which continued with their 1-0 defeat at home to Stoke City on Monday, and has allowed the chasing pack to close the gap on them.
The 27-year-old has been in good form for Dinamo Zagreb so far this campaign, having netted 17 goals in all competitions for the Croatian side which have included some impressive efforts in the Champions League – and with Grady Diangana having suffered problems through injury of late the Baggies could do with another attacking option.
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Bilic is thought to be keen to secure two additions between now and the end of the window, and has made a potential deal for Orsic his priority before Deadline Day, as he looks to add some extra quality to get his side over the line in the race for promotion.
Orsic could be exactly the right type of addition needed to lift the mood once again around the Hawthorns Stadium, after what has been a difficult last few weeks for the Baggies, which has seen them now go six matches in the Championship without a win.
The attacker would add some needed depth in the attacking positions behind West Brom’s lone forward, with the Baggies not having really had a natural replacement for Diangana down the left-hand side during the last few games the winger has missed through injury.
Bilic seems really keen to pursue the move for Orsic, and having already enjoyed success with a number of his additions in the summer transfer window, the Baggies should back him to secure another potentially exciting attacking player before the end of the window.
Were West Brom to get this deal over the line it would really show their ambition to go on and ensure they secure promotion back to the Premier League this term, and would offer a reminder to the rest of the league that they are determined to get back on track from their recent dip in form.