West Bromwich Albion are set to compete with Newcastle United and Celtic for Union Berlin striker Sebastian Andersson, according to Guardian journalist Ed Aarons.

The Baggies remain keen on bringing in a forward when the transfer market reopens and Andersson could be an affordable option, valued at £4.3m by Transfermarkt.

The Sweden international has scored 13 goals in 36 matches across all competitions, providing three assists in the process, and has helped his side avoid relegation this season.

Andersson will turn 29 before the start of next season, and while to some fans this may be off-putting, most players actually enter their peak around this age, which bodes well for a potential switch to the Hawthorns.

The forward’s performances in the Bundesliga will be what has earned him a spot on the Albion shortlist, as he has proven he can play to a high standard in a major European league.


If West Brom can earn promotion to the Premier League this season then Andersson will undoubtedly be very interested in a move to the Midlands — especially as the Baggies will be most likely to offer him consistent first team football out of all the sides showing an interest.

However, an established Premier League club like Newcastle may be able to offer higher wages and lure him from Albion’s grasp after all.

As for Celtic’s interest, it is doubtful that the 29-year-old will favour the Scottish first-tier over the Premier League, so expect it to be a two-horse race between the Baggies and the Magpies this summer.