West Brom are amongst the favourites to lift the Championship trophy next year.
Despite a late charge under Darren Moore, the Baggies were unable to save themselves from relegation last year. The club paid the price for not making a change earlier in the season following a dreadful run of form under Alan Pardew. However, West Brom fans will be confident of returning to England’s top division at the first time of asking.
Moore has made some excellent transfers in the window thus far. Sam Johnstone arrived from Manchester United to replace Ben Foster while Kyle Bartley plugs the gap left by Jonny Evans’ departure. With less than a week until deadline day, Moore needs to find a replacement for James McClean in the Albion attack.
One man he should consider is Liverpool youngster – Sheyi Ojo. Valued at £2.25m by Transfermarkt, the 20-year-old is no stranger to the Championship having spent last season on loan at Fulham. He made 22 appearances, scoring four and assisting two as the Cottagers earned promotion to the Premier League.
With his path to the first-team blocked by Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Xherdan Shaqiri, Liverpool are reportedly willing to let the Englishman leave this summer. A loan move with the option to buy makes perfect sense for the Baggies, who could make a serious run for the Championship title with such a statement of intent.
Should Ojo impress, West Brom would be able to secure his services permanently. Spending big money is too significant a risk to take when money is limited. If his loan spell doesn’t work out, their finances haven’t been hit.
If he can replicate the form he showed at Fulham, Moore will have pulled off a transfer masterstroke.
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