#4 Vedat Muriqi – £18mEmbed from Getty Images
Also known as ‘THE BEAST’, the Kosovan International has emerged as one of West Brom’s leading transfer targets after scoring 15 goals in 30 appearances this season for Turkish giants, Fenerbahce. He’s no one season wonder either, having scored 17 goals in 34 appearances for Rizespor in the 18/19 season despite his side finishing 11th.
Could Muriqi be the striker Albion have been craving for all season, and the key to their survival next season?
If they want to bring him in they’ll have to fight off competition from Tottenham, who had a £17m bid rejected in January, Lazio and Napoli. Fenerbahce have set an £18m price tag on the Kosovan, a fee which if met by Albion, would see them break their club record fee.
See footballwithcamhall’s piece for a more in-depth player profile: Why are West Brom so keen on signing Vedat Muriqi?
#5 Karlan Grant – 15mEmbed from Getty Images
Grant has been one of the EFL’s hottest prospects since his 2018/19 season with Charlton Athletic where he scored 14 goals in 28 appearances.
This season, in a Huddersfield side that finished 18th, Grant was the clubs top scorer with 19 goals in 43. Which is the fourth best return of all Championship marksmen.
He’s a quick, clinical finisher and is comfortable playing up front and off the left. Did I mention he’s only 22? He’s also one of the few players to have displayed promise in the Premier League, scoring four goals in nine starts for Huddersfield, despite their relegation.
Albion are supposedly front runners and are rumored to have put in a £15m bid. Although Hudderfield have said they’ve received no offers yet, the Terriers may be forced to offload big names like Grant, who they bought in for just £2m, to recoup money lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.
#6 Antonee Robinson – Fee UnknownEmbed from Getty Images
Albion have joined the list of clubs interested in signing the 22 year-old left-back from Wigan. After a solid first half to the 2019/20 season, the transfer market was rocked after a surprise move to AC Milan fell through on deadline day in January. Naturally this alerted other English clubs including Leicester, West Ham and Watford to watch the defender closely for the remainder of the season.
Robinson played a key role in Wigans exceptional run in 2020. They finished 3rd in the form table from 1st January to 22nd July and held a run of 10 clean sheets in 11 games from February to July.
Wigan valued their man at around £10m but since their relegation through administration they could be forced to let Robinson go for as little as £1.5m.
Albion have struggled for a regular left back this season, with Gibbs’ injury problems and Townsend and O’Shea rotating. Could Robinson be the new and improved Ferguson?