Stoke City have had a £2 million bid for West Bromwich Albion forward Brandon Thomas-Asante rejected, but are considering a second bid according to Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas.
The 24-year-old has played a starring role at the Hawthorns, following his arrival last summer and is on the radar of Alex Neil’s side who are in the market for another striker before the window closes.
Who is Brandon Thomas-Asante?
The forward began his career with MK Dons, rising through the youth system as well as loan spells with Oxford City and Sutton United. He also had a spell with Ebbsfleet, before joining Salford City in 2019.
During his time at Salford, Thomas-Asante scored 30 goals in 126 appearances and became their most important asset, leading to a transfer to West Bromwich Albion on deadline day last year. He’s scored three goals in four games so far this season.
Stoke City have had a very busy summer window, landing several new players across their side from defensive reinforcements to experienced midfielders amongst others.
This includes the signing of Aston Villa’s Wesley, who replaced Jacob Brown, as well as Bournemouth’s Ben Pearson, Sheffield United’s Enda Stevens and Coventry’s Michael Rose and it appears as though their business isn’t over just yet.
What’s been said?
According to Lyall Thomas, Stoke City have had a £2 million bid rejected by West Bromwich Albion but are considering a second bid.
Similarly, he confirms that Stoke City have other options this summer, including a Spanish striker who has been on the receiving end of bids this week.
When Thomas-Asante first arrived at the Hawthorns, there were a lot of fans who were left worried about whether he could deliver in the Championship, but he quickly silenced the doubters.
He would be an excellent addition for Stoke City this summer but it will cost them more than £2m and it could force Alex Neil’s side to look at other alternatives.