Championship

West Brom linked with Abdoulay Diaby as Moore looks to rebuild

West Brom linked with Abdoulay Diaby as Moore looks to rebuild

West Bromwich Albion are stepping up their efforts to ensure they are in a position to compete in the Championship next season.

The Baggies are expected to lose a number of their key players this summer following their relegation from the Premier League and Darren Moore has been drawing up a list of targets he feels could help them get back to the top-flight.

The newly-appointed full-time boss, who impressed during his short spell at the end of the previous campaign, has already added Sam Johnston, Jonathan Bond and Kyle Bartley to the ranks, however, a report in Spain has suggested that he is now looking at his options up front.

According to a report by El Desmarque, West Brom are listed as one of the clubs that are rumoured to have been thought to hold an interest in Abdoulay Diaby.

The Club Brugge striker has become a man in high demand this summer, with Levante and Leganes believed to be monitoring the situation. The report also suggests that a fee of around 4million euros could be accepted, although it is more likely around the 5m euro mark.

The Verdict:

Diaby could prove to be a risk for West Brom, however, his low transfer fee could be a risk worth paying when his career record is taken into consideration.

The Mali international has scored 31 times for Brugge in 86 league games, whilst also netting five times in 12 appearances for his country, and should they lose Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriguez, he could prove to be a smart signing.

However, there will be concern that the 27-year-old has only ever played in the French and Belgian leagues during his career, which could give the Baggies something to think about on whether to bring him to the Hawthorns or not this summer.

West Brom fans – thoughts?

To Top