West Bromwich Albion appear to have run into some trouble as they look to bring an attacker to The Hawthorns this January.
According to Alan Nixon, The Baggies’ move for Houston Dynamo’s Alberth Elis is proving a little too hard to do.
WEST BROM. Move for Alberth Elis at Houston proving hard to do. Work permit issues. Poss appeal. Good player all the same.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 27, 2019
The Sun journalist has claimed that there are work permit issues for the Honduras international, although West Brom may look to appeal them.
The Baggies are thought to be keen on bringing attacking talent to The Hawthorns this winter as they saw Harvey Barnes be recalled by Leicester City and Oliver Burke head out to Celtic.
The 22-year-old has been impressive for Houston in the MLS since joining them in 2017 and has recorded double figures in both campaigns.
Elis is an exciting prospect and it appears West Brom could have a problem trying to land him this January.
However, Nixon does not seem to have ruled out a move as the club could look to appeal any decision that is made about the 22-year-old’s chances of getting a work permit.
Elis sounds as though he would be an excellent addition at The Hawthorns this season as they look to make a return to the Premier League, however, they will have to wait and see on whether they can get a deal over the line.
West Brom fans – thoughts?