The Lowdown: West Brom linked with Hourihane
Steve Bruce will be hoping for a productive summer transfer window as he looks to bounce back from a disappointing 2021/22 season for Albion overall.
The Baggies have been given fresh hope of signing the 31-year-old, who has been hailed as ‘excellent’ by his former manager Steve Cooper in the past.
The Latest: Baggies given Hourihane boost
That could alert Bruce as he potentially looks to snap up the midfielder from West Brom’s Midlands rivals.
The Verdict: Worth the gamble
For that reason, he would appear to be a shrewd prospective signing for the Baggies, providing valuable experience for what will hopefully be a promotion push, along with an ability to unpick opposition defences. His match average of 1.3 key passes from the most recent campaign was surpassed only by Alex Mowatt at The Hawthorns (with 1.4).
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Hourihane registered four assists on loan at Sheffield United last season, helping them to reach the play-offs, and this level of creativity could help West Brom to become more prolific in the final third next time around, having scored just 52 league goals in 2021/22.
In other news, one pundit has dropped a significant West Brom transfer claim. Read more here.
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