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West Bromwich Albion: Baggies made approach to sign Bas Dost from Sporting CP

West Bromwich Albion: Baggies made approach to sign Bas Dost from Sporting CP

West Bromwich Albion made an approach for Sporting CP striker Bas Dost in the summer, according to Portuguese publication Record (via Sport Witness).

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However, it is being reported that the Dutch striker was never interested in a move to the West Midlands and that the club soon found out the huge demands of the 30-year-old.

Bas Dost is also said to be the target of Mexican side Tigres, who have made a bid for him, Lazio, and a club from China.

West Brom had a busy summer with as many as nine players joining the club for more than £15m.

Any move for Bas Dost would have been a sensational purchase for the Championship side considering the former Netherlands international’s goalscoring record in Portugal. In the last three seasons, Dost has scored more than 90 goals for Sporting. In that time, the forward has won three trophies with the Lions.

West Brom lost both of their top scorers from last season, as well as Salomon Rondon who scored 12 goals during a fantastic loan spell at Newcastle. Both Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez left the club after scoring 24 and 22 goals in all competitions. Gayle returned to parent club Newcastle United, meanwhile, Rodriguez returned back to Burnley for an initial £5m.

A move for Dost would’ve boosted Slaven Bilic’s side’s promotion hopes. However, with the January transfer window due in five months, and Sporting reportedly looking to sell the striker, another opportunity may present itself if the player is not sold this summer and if West Brom are willing to give in to the player’s demands.

The club must ensure they snatch up the striker if the opportunity presents itself as his goals and experience could help the club achieve promotion.

West Brom fans, should the club go back in for Dost in January? Join the discussion by commenting below!

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