After the Playoff Final on Tuesday, we now know that Fulham are going to be joining West Brom and Leeds in the Premier League. After two weeks of celebration, and as the Premier League season draws closer, it is time for Slaven Bilic and co. to look at preparing their squad ready for battle.
There is likely to be a merry-go-round of transfers with players moving around the top-flight of English football.
Albion will look to strengthen their side prior to the resumption of football in September and the Premier League is home to some of the most talented footballers on the planet.
As clubs look to offload talent there may be some players who Albion could sign in this transfer window. We look at one realistic transfer the Baggies could make from their 19 Premier League rivals.
Arsenal: Reiss NelsonEmbed from Getty Images
As the hunt for wingers continues, the Baggies could do worse than looking to the capital for a wideman.
Reiss Nelson may be interested in gaining valuable first team experience in the Premier League on a season-long loan deal.
Nelson only started seven games, scoring a single goal, in the 2019/20 season but had a prolific loan spell in the Bundesliga, netting seven goals for TSG Hoffenheim.
As Arsenal close in on the signing of Willian, the likelihood of increased game time for the 20-year-old seems slim.
Mikel Arteta may choose to send Nelson to The Hawthorns, who have had a history of successful loan signings in recent seasons.
Bilic may look at securing the London-born winger if his targets like Osayi-Samuel, Orsic or Diangana can’t be persuaded.
Aston Villa: Scott HoganEmbed from Getty Images
It is extremely unlikely that Albion will do much business with their claret and blue neighbours this season; however, if they were to make a signing from Villa Park, Scott Hogan might be a useful acquisition as a back-up striker.
Hogan had a decent spell with Birmingham City prior to the halting of the season due to COVID-19, scoring seven goals. The 28-year-old also had a prolific spell at Brentford earlier in his career.
If Albion were able to relight his form, Bilic might have just found a capable back-up striker.
West Brom are in the market for a forward, and reports had been circulating with regards to a bid for Barnsley’s Cauley Woodrow, and Scott Hogan may be available for a similar price of £2.5 million due to him only having a year left on his contract at Villa Park.
Brighton and Hove Albion: Shane DuffyEmbed from Getty Images
With Albion also in the market for a central defender, most notably Domagoj Vida from Besiktas, the Baggies could look closer to home for a capable defensive signing to partner Semi Ajayi.
Valued at around £10m, the 28-year-old has been pushed to the bottom of the pecking order as of late and may not receive as much football as he desires, with Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Ben White and Joel Veltman all ahead of the Irish international.
With Ireland still able to qualify for the Euros, Duffy will be keen to get first team football to ensure he has a place in Stephen Kenny’s squad.
Burnley: Matej VydraEmbed from Getty Images
The Czech international and former Baggie may return to the Hawthorns to ensure he has a place in the Czech Republic squad for the Euros and more regular football in the Premier League.
Vydra only scored two goals last season but was prolific in the Championship with Watford and later Derby County.
With Albion in the market for a striker and the 28-year-old perhaps looking for a move after struggling to compete with Ashley Barnes, Jay Rodriguez and Chris Wood for a spot in the first team, the £4.8m forward may join the Albion again seven years after signing on loan from Udinese.