West Brom fans have taken to Twitter to express their displeasure at being linked with West Ham youngster Xande Silva.

According to The Telegraph, Slaven Bilic is eyeing up another raid on his former club having already completed a deal for Grady Diangana this summer.

The Baggies are keen to bolster their forward line before the transfer window shuts, and it is understood that the 23-year-old has emerged as a top target for Albion alongside Karlan Grant.

west bromIt’s little wonder that supporters are so confused by the speculation surrounding Silva though.

With just two senior appearances for the Hammers under his belt, you would be forgiven for asking who he is in the first place.

Of course, anonymity is not necessarily the hallmark of a poor footballer, but the fact that he hasn’t been able to force his way into a struggling West Ham side doesn’t exactly fill us with confidence for his chances of leading the line at The Hawthorns.

To his credit, he did bag three goals in three Premier League 2 matches last term after a fairly lengthy injury spell, but the last thing that Albion can afford to be doing right now is taking a gamble on an unproven talent, no matter how prodigious they may be.

One plus point to a potential deal is that Silva is in the final year of his current contract at the London Stadium, meaning that he would likely be available on the relative cheap.

Now is not the time to be thrifty though, and the Baggies need to bring in a more proven goalscorer if they are serious about securing Premier League survival this term.

Here are some of the best tweets from Albion supporters:

In other West Brom news, Richard Keys has tipped Bilic to leave The Hawthorns before Christmas.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Here we go again signing has beans, look at the Villa they are making a real statement signing a goalkeeper for £16 million , we buy one for 500,000 . Looks they have now some quality players same as Wolves .We are at the starting blocks .Anyway Everton 4 Baggies 0
    Still need 2 Strikers + 2 defenders .Showed last game ours are rubbish in this league

  2. look at the villa ? why
    olly who? he wont score enough to keep villa in the prem i love you albion fans not one of the resons i stopped going support was totaly different to me, dont matter if villa spend 500million or us ,that may get you safe just .
    we cannot compeate in the prem with all the big bucks clubs

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