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Reigniting interest in Assombalonga would be a smart move by West Brom

Reigniting interest in Assombalonga would be a smart move by West Brom - West Brom

You West Brom fans have been left feeling uninspired by the fact that Jimmy Shan is remaining their boss until the end of the season, with the all-important play-offs to fight for.

Having been very inconsistent during the last few games, fans don’t quite know how to measure their chances but what they do know is that they’re desperate for a top flight return. It must be hugely frustrating. Indeed, the Championship has once again shown why many consider it to be the hardest league in the world to get out of because of consistent failure to pick up three points on a regular basis.

Nevertheless, that is all in the past now and West Brom must put all their attention into trying to get back into the Premier League.

Achieving that will mean they have to improve their squad significantly, for example signing a capable striker like Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga to add to their firepower.

Assombalonga, (who is valued at £9 million on Transfermarkt) is an experienced figure in the Championship by now and whether he is required in that same division or the Premier League, there is no reason to suggest he would be a poor signing for West Brom.

The 26-year-old has again enjoyed a prolific season in-front of goal for Middlesbrough, with 13 goals in 42 appearances.

Meanwhile West Brom (who were credited with an interest by TEAMtalk in the summer) have been extremely happy with the partnership and form Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez have provided but that threatens to be sabotaged next season.

With interest reportedly hotting up in Dwight Gayle, West Brom are facing the real possibility of losing their loan star, hence why buying Britt Assombalonga instead would be a good move. It’d be hugely difficult to replace Gayle in the Championship – nigh on impossible – but Assombalonga would go some way to keeping goals throughout the side.

Do you agree the 26-year-old would make a good Gayle alternative… Join the discussion and let us know!


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