West Bromwich Albion are looking to bolster their forward line this winter and are reportedly eyeing up a double attacking swoop before the January transfer window slams shut.
The Baggies have been quite inconsistent in recent weeks. While Carlos Corberan’s side are still sitting in fifth place in the Championship, his men have picked up just two wins across their last five league outings and face Blackburn Rovers this afternoon at The Hawthorns.
West Brom currently boast the second-best defensive record in England’s second tier, having conceded merely 24 goals in 26 matches so far. However, Corberan will be more worried about his team’s efficiency up the other end.
12 sides have scored more goals in the Championship in the 2023/24 campaign than the Midlands club this season, including every other team inside the top six. The Baggies have bagged 36 games so far but the Spanish coach is now looking to add more firepower to his frontline.
It was reported last night that West Bromwich Albion are set to complete a loan deal for ex-Aston Villa striker Andreas Weimann, who currently plies his trade with fellow Championship side Bristol City.
Now, journalist Steve Hermon has revealed that this isn’t the only offensive player that West Brom are looking to sign over the coming weeks. Writing on Twitter/X, Heron stated:
“As mentioned here & as reported elsewhere, former [Aston Villa] & [Wolverhampton Wanderers] forward Andi Weimann is a deal that [West Brom] are hoping to complete.
“It won’t be the only deal though, with another attacking player being targeted in the January window.”
As mentioned here & as reported elsewhere, former #AVFC & #wwfc forward Andi Weimann is a deal that #WBA are hoping to complete. It won’t be the only deal though, with another attacking player being targeted in the January window.
— Steve Hermon (@SteveHermon) January 13, 2024
It was previously reported that West Bromwich Albion were one of two clubs in the Championship hoping to secure a deal with Fenerbahce for out-of-favour centre-forward Umut Nayir, so perhaps this is the second signing Hermon is alluding to.
Bringing both players to The Hawthorns would be astute pieces of business by the club as West Brom are cash-strapped right now but would still be adding real quality to the attacking department, easing the goalscoring burden off of Brandon Thomas-Asante.