It is no secret that West Brom have lacked creativity so far this season, and this is something that they need to rectify in the transfer window.
Grady Diangana is yet to hit top form in the Premier League, while doubts have been raised over the suitability of Matheus Pereira in a wide role.
Kamil Grosicki is another wide option, but after coming close to joining Nottingham Forest, he is yet to appear in the league this season.
One player that the Baggies were linked with in the summer was Queens Park Rangers winger Bright Osayi-Samuel and with the 22-year-old still yet to sign a new deal at Loftus Road, it is a situation they should be looking to benefit from.
His contract talks are reported to have stalled as he eyes a move to the Premier League.
An incredibly talented dribbler, he formed a deadly partnership with Eberechi Eze last season, scoring five goals and eights assists in 34 Championship starts. However, the Rs have had a tough start to the season this term, with the former Blackpool man scoring just once from nine appearances so far (via WhoScored).
His creative output has been just as impressive though, with Osayi-Samuel averaging three dribbles, 1.4 shots and 1.3 key passes per match. No player in the division has completed as many dribbles as his 27 (via WhoScored).
Football Insider revealed last month that QPR man had rejected a new deal with the club and would be out of contract come the summer. This allows him to negotiate with foreign clubs over a free transfer, but if West Brom are smart they could seal the deal for a cut price.
With his current club almost resigned to losing him, this deal makes plenty of sense for the Baggies and offers a clear improvement to their current squad. No side in the Premier League has created as little expected goals as Slaven Bilic’s side this season (via FBRef), and this is a clear option that could be key to their survival.
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