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West Bromwich Albion: Baggies given boost in transfer chase for Adolfo Gaich

West Bromwich Albion: Baggies given boost in transfer chase for Adolfo Gaich - West Bromwich Albion Transfer Rumours

West Brom have received a boost in their reported transfer interest in Argentine striker Adolfo Gaich.

Last week, TyC Sports reported that the Baggies were among several European clubs pursuing the San Lorenzo forward, who has a release clause of $15m (£11.86m).

FC Inter News have now claimed that the Argentine club are in favour of selling the 21-year-old outright rather than dispatching him on loan and are preparing to part with him this summer.

Gaich, who according to FC Inter News has been compared with Bayern Munich’s 43-goal poacher Robert Lewandowski in terms of playing style, is a towering striker of 1.9m (6 ft 3) in height with a promising scoring record.

Before Argentina’s club season came to a halt in March amid the coronavirus pandemic, he had scored five goals in 12 league games this term for San Lorenzo, for whom he has seven goals in 27 appearances in total. Unsurprisingly given his height, he is a very effective presence in the air, winning 2.1 headers per game.

His goal return seems even more impressive considering that he had only played 653 league minutes this season, giving him an average of one every 130.6 minutes. Hal Robson-Kanu, West Brom’s leading scorer with 10 goals, has featured for 2,006 minutes in the Championship, finding the net once every 200.6 minutes in the league.

Gaich’s scoring figures suggest that he could be an astute addition for West Brom if they can land him, while the comparisons with a striker as lethal as Lewandowski certainly hint at plenty of promise.

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Also, when the likes of Inter and Champions League quarter-finalists Atalanta linked with the 21-year-old, that suggests he is a highly precocious talent, so if the Baggies can beat off such illustrious competition for his signature, it would be quite a coup for the Championship promotion hopefuls.

West Brom fans, do you think Gaich could be an upgrade on the Baggies’ current strikers? Have your say by commenting below!


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