The latest reports out of Turkey are indicating that West Brom have ramped up their interest in Kosovan international Vedat Muriqi, according to A Spor journalist Ahmet Selim Kul.
Muriqi currently plays for Fenerbahce in the Super Lig and has scored 17 goals in 32 appearances across all competitions for the Turkish giants.
It is understood that the Baggies have been scouting the 26-year-old for over a year now, and could very well make a move for him when the transfer market opens.
However, a big factor in Albion being able to acquire Muriqi will be whether they attain promotion back to the Premier League or not; the forward’s interest will be minimal if the Baggies stay in the Championship for another season.
Fenerbahce originally wanted between €20m and €30m for Muriqi when clubs first displayed interest back in January, but after the considerable damage to the club’s finances caused by Covid-19, they may be forced to offload him for much less.
Moreover, if the Yellow Canaries wish to bring in the players they had shortlisted before the outbreak, they will need to sell the likes of Muriqi to boost their budget.
If West Brom can pull off a marquee signing like Vedat Muriqi this summer then their chances of survival in the Premier League will be much higher.
A top-quality striker has been needed for quite some time now, and Muriqi looks far better than any of the forward options Bilic currently has at his disposal.
The amount Fenerbahce had asked for previously was undoubtedly well beyond what the Baggies would be willing to pay for him, but now with the Turkish side in need of raising capital to buy new players, Muriqi could be available for much less after all.