Bounce back: West Brom should go for broke on £6m-rated goal machine

West Bromwich Albion regulars in the Transfer Tavern will be hoping their club shows ambition of an immediate Premier League return in this transfer window. 

Jordan Rhodes, valued at £6m by Transfermarkt, would be the perfect summer signing for West Brom. He has been linked with a move away from Hillsborough to Norwich City, but it is thought the Canaries were put off by Wednesday demanding a £3m loan fee. However, this does show Wednesday will move on the prolific Rhodes, for a price.

Rhodes is quite simply proven Championship goal scorer. After spending season after season frustrated by the likes of Salomon Rondon, who never managed to score more than ten League goals, it would make perfect sense to sign a man who has been there and done it at the level the Hawthorns outfit find themselves in.  For three consecutive seasons with Championship Blackburn Rovers, Rhodes netted over 20 League Goals. Any striker who gives you this return is a massive asset in the Championship.

Whilst Rhodes has never proven himself at Premier League level, this should not matter to the Albion. The striker would provide a quick fix to a goal scoring problem, the Baggies scoring a paltry 31 goals in 38 League games in the last campaign. If they can get the 28 year old for any less than £10m, it would be a steal for Darren Moore’s side. Darren Moore should look to move on the current strikers at the club, who have never hit the ground running, and replace them with some fresh talent.

The Verdict

Scottish international Rhodes would be a smart addition by Darren Moore. After spending years frustrated by Salomon Rondon, and injury prone Jay Rodriguez, Rhodes could come in and make an immediate impact at the Hawthorns. A Championship proven goal scorer would do much to improve the mood in West Bromwich, after what was a dismal season last time out.

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