West Brom fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight at the prospect of signing Mario Mandzukic.
According to the print edition of the Sunday People (September 13th), the Baggies are keeping tabs on the 89-cap Croatia international ahead of a potential free transfer after he was released by Qatari side Al Duhail.
But it is also understood that his wage demands would have to be lowered for their to be any hope of him arriving at The Hawthorns this season.
And judging by the reaction of many fans online, that’s a real shame.
It’s no secret that Albion are in the market for a new hitman this summer, and they don’t get much better qualified than the 34-year-old.
The striker is a Champions League winner with just shy of 200 club goals to his name over the course of his career, and even in his latter years, you would have to back him to bring a dash of quality with him wherever he goes.
The fact that he is a free agent would also be a draw, but the reality is that his wages could be a stumbling block that is too large for the Baggies to traverse.
Of course, that would be a shame, but if it allows us to double down with more funds for another target, then it could also prove to be a blessing in disguise.
Here are some of the best tweets from Albion supporters:
you never know could get Mario Mandžukić
what a signing that would be
— james duffy (@barryd19651) September 13, 2020
This will be amazing signing let’s hope for Bilic he will lower is wages for a year as I’m sure he’s not short of a few quid lol and playing in premiership will definitely get him noticed 🤗🤗
— Raymond (@barney_raymond) September 13, 2020
@GodfroyHardye OMG YES
— Matt Sage 💟 (@heel_mattsage) September 13, 2020
Pay the wages as he would get goals, he just has that knack.
— Stewart Hawthorne (@stewarth1980) September 13, 2020
Mario Mandzukic hell yes! #wba
— R. Smith (@Albionwestand) September 13, 2020
Has someone slipped something in my coffee this morning because I’m seeing things here https://t.co/EGlykAJ2cf
— Sam (@sammight_say) September 13, 2020
Sign mandžukić so we can stay up!
— Miho (@Miho14947776) September 13, 2020
In other West Brom news, Richard Keys has tipped Bilic to leave The Hawthorns before Christmas.