West Bromwich Albion have been credited with an interest in Blackpool talisman Jerry Yates, as reported by The Sun.
The Lowdown: West Brom plot signings ahead of 2021/22
As the Baggies gear up for 2021/22, revenge will be on their mind as they look to win promotion to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Intelligent acquisitions in the transfer market will be crucial for exactly that, and West Brom have been linked with moves for forwards like Taiwo Awoniyi and Northern Ireland international Kyle Lafferty in recent times [Football League World].
However, it now seems that the Albion may be eyeing a different offensive option to spearhead their attack next campaign.
Would Yates be a good signing for WBA?
The Latest: Baggies interested in Yates; could cost around £5 million
West Bromwich Albion are rumoured to be interested in a move for 24-year-old Yates, who is quoted at being available for around £5 million this window [The Sun].
Additionally, Blackburn Rovers, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest are also rumoured to be keen on a move for the goal-laden frontman [The Sun], with Blackburn likely to need a replacement for Adam Armstrong.
The Verdict: Yates would be an ideal signing for West Bromwich Albion
Undoubtedly, Yates would be a positive signing for the West Midlands side as they rebuild for 2021/22.
Labelled ‘outstanding’ by Seasiders manager Neil Critchley, he would most certainly bring an element of potency which was lacking at the Hawthorns last campaign – as well as promotion expertise [NewsChain Online].
As the Baggies plot ahead, someone of Yates’ ilk would fit the bill in terms of consistency, age and ability to convert in-front of goal. West Brom should be doing all they can to get the deal over the line.
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