West Brom & Newcastle in pursuit of 13-goal Bundesliga forward - reliable journalist
West Brom, Newcastle United and Celtic are all interested in Union Berlin centre-forward Sebastian Andersson, according to Guardian journalist Ed Aarons.
Andersson, 28, has been in good form for Union Berlin this season, scoring 13 goals in 36 appearances across all competitions to help his side avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.
West Brom are likely to need a new striker if they win promotion to the Premier League and based on Aarons’ tweet, the Sweden international is someone who has emerged on the radar of Slaven Bilic and Luke Dowling.
Some interest from Newcastle, West Brom and Celtic in Sweden striker Sebastian Andersson from Union Berlin
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) July 1, 2020
Albion are without a goal in their last four Championship fixtures but on the basis on the entire season, Hal Robson-Kanu and Charlie Austin have done quite well.
However neither have done much to suggest that they can spearhead Bilic’s attack in the Premier League next season – should the Baggies win promotion – and an upgrade should be a priority.
Andersson has proven at Union Berlin this season that he can perform in a major European league.
Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Monchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt among some of the teams who Andersson has made the net ripple again this term.
He turns 29 later this month but that is the kind of age where players hit their peak and maybe Andersson will be able to hit that peak at The Hawthorns.
Whether or not Albion sign Andersson is bound to depend upon promotion.
Newcastle can boast being an established Premier League club who might have plenty of cash to burn in the summer while Celtic can promise regular European football and silverware.
But West Brom can probably promise that Andersson will be their starting striker if they sign him and for someone approaching 30, that is a major draw.
In other West Brom news, we’ve found out if Callum Morton can play for Albion now that his loan at Northampton is over.