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Albert Adomah not the answer for Moore who should move for Joel Campbell

Albert Adomah not the answer for Moore who should move for Joel Campbell

According to TeamTalk, West Brom are preparing to challenge Middlesbrough for the signature of Albert Adomah from Aston Villa.

Adomah had a good season at Villa Park last time out, winning the club’s Player of the Year award. Villa’s perilous financial situation now sees them having to countenance selling their stars to the highest bidder to make ends meet. 

Due to that, Adomah could well be available for a bargain price. That figure may well be driven up by a bidding war between two interested clubs though, in this case Boro and the Baggies. 

Despite his strong showing during the last campaign that helped Villa on their way to the play-off final, West Brom should feel that they can be more ambitious than this potential capture.

The Breakdown

The aforementioned TeamTalk report also suggests that winger Matt Phillips could be about to depart the Hawthorns, leaving Darren Moore in need of a new right-winger. This explains the apparent interest in bringing Adomah to the club.

Signing Adomah makes some sense, but given that the Ghana international is an ex-Boro player, he may well opt to return to the Riverside if that is possible. Not only that, but a 30-year-old who has never played above Championship level isn’t really what Darren Moore needs to kick start his ailing club back into life.

Talented as Adomah is, Moore should consider the pursuit of a much more exciting, albeit risky, option.

Joel Campbell is only valued at £2.7 million by Transfermarkt. Audiences of English football have only seen glimpses of the Costa Rican’s talent, and his numerous loan spells across some of Europe’s top divisions have yielded mixed results. The talent is very much there though. 

At Championship level, Campbell could well offer an awful lot. The capture of a 26-year-old from Arsenal, where it feels unlikely that Campbell will feature in Unai Emery’s plans, would also be quite the statement signing by the recently relegated Baggies. 

Campbell’s pace, trickery and finishing skills would certainly add a new dimension to Moore’s attacks. A bold move for the Gunners’ man now could pay off big time later this season. 

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