West Brom are admirers of Charlton’s Lyle Taylor but they are unlikely to sign the striker this month.
Slaven Bilic is eager to strengthen his Albion squad this month and it appears that bringing in a new number nine is a priority, with the Baggies linked with a host of players – including Taylor.
The 29-year-old is out of contract this summer and has made it clear he won’t sign a new deal at The Valley, so a January move is now inevitable but the Express & Star have revealed that it won’t be to West Brom.
“While Albion like the player, he is not at the top of their shopping list – with Taylor likely to go elsewhere this window.”
Even though he scored against Charlton on Saturday, target man Kenneth Zohore has struggled since signing for Bilic and Charlie Austin hasn’t been as consistent as Albion would have hoped.
With Hal Robson-Kanu another option, it’s not a case of adding someone for the sake of it but it appears the Championship leaders are ready to move if a quality player becomes available.
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Given Taylor’s contract situation, he is going to be a bargain for someone but it seems as though that won’t be Albion.
In fairness, you can understand why the club aren’t going to pursue a deal for the Charlton man. They need someone who is a clear upgrade on what they have and someone who could feature in the Premier League and there’s doubts as to whether the Wimbledon man can do that.
It’s about attracting the right player and not panicking because even if nothing happens, Bilic still has a good squad to work with.
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