West Brom manager Valerien Ismael has hinted that striker Kenneth Zohore could stay at the club beyond this summer, having impressed of late.
The Lowdown: Zohore sent out on loan
The Baggies were relegated from the Premier League last season, but one player who played no part in their struggles was Zohore.
The 27-year-old spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Millwall, but he didn’t impress overall, scoring just twice in 17 Championship appearances.
The Latest: Striker could stay put
Zohore has arguably been expected to leave West Brom this summer, but speaking to Birmingham Live, Ismael has suggested that the attacker may be given another chance to prove his worth:
“Ken I have to say, over the last two weeks, has raised his intensity for sure.
“At the beginning we had some concerns about whether he can play at that intensity and buy in, but the last two weeks and the game against Birmingham show that we are on the right way with him.
“Strikers of that type you will need in the Championship, he can help us. He can score goals. He has the quality and he is part of the process.
“It’s up to him now to put the performances in on the pitch. My job, with the staff, is to make sure that he has the clarity in his head to know exactly what he has to do. I hope he can confirm what we have seen over the last two weeks.”
The Verdict: New signing still needed
If Zohore does end up staying with the Baggies, it is vital that another striker is brought in, regardless of the Dane’s future.
Zohore has shown that he is not good enough to lead the line regularly for a Championship side, and while Karlan Grant is also ahead of him in the pecking order, more depth is required.
In other news, West Brom are reportedly in talks to sign one player this summer. Find out who it is here.
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