West Brom could end up facing a conundrum over one reported target this summer. 

According to the Daily Record, the Baggies are keen on Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos, but as with most things concerning the Colombian there are pros and cons to any prospective swoop.

Last season, El Bufalo, as he is affectionately known in Glasgow, hit 29 goals in all competitions – but that stat only tells half the story.

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Incredibly, just one of those strikes came in 2020.

Morelos’ form has dipped considerably, and his most recent outings for the Gers have done little to suggest that he is over that slump either.

Against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday evening, for instance, he managed no shots on goal, no successful dribbles, and completed just eight successful passes, as per Wyscout.

He was on the field 80 minutes, while his season average for completed passes was over 20 last term.

Off the back of that lacklustre display, Steven Gerrard has admitted that Morelos has had his “head turned” by the prospect of a summer move.

This raises two big questions.

Firstly, would the Baggies really want to put their trust in a striker who has hit one goal in eight months ahead of their return to the Premier League?

Clearly, Morelos has great natural finishing ability, but he hasn’t exhibited his talents in quite some time now.

Secondly, do Albion want to take a gamble on a player who has such a fickle streak to him?

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There is every chance that next season will be a big challenge for West Brom, and we need players who we know we can count on.

After his latest horror show, and after his manager’s frank admission, we’re honestly not sure if Morelos fits that bill.

In other West Brom news, our panel of Super Fans are excited by this striker transfer update.

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