West Brom could be looking to strengthen in the final third in the January market as they look to survive in the Premier League.
Sport have reported that the Baggies have made contact with Barcelona over the availability of Martin Braithwaite.
The Spanish outlet claim that the La Liga giants would let the Dane leave the Nou Camp for just over £13million in the upcoming window.
It is suggested that Premier League rivals Leeds and West Ham are also interested.
We believe that West Brom should think twice on this one, and let the other clubs fight over the 29-year-old – especially at that price.
Braithwaite has failed to test serious success in recent years, and also struggled during his last stint in England with Middlesbrough.
The Danish international has struggled at Barcelona, and has only completed 64 minutes of action in the league this season.
In those four separate outings, the striker hasn’t even managed to have a single shot on goal, so he definitely isn’t the man to fire West Brom to survival.
Slaven Bilic has just started with a two-striker formation, so bringing in another striker could be ideal in January to have more options.
Callum Robinson and Karlan Grant are the only two options right now, with Hal-Robson Kanu injured and Charlie Austin out of the picture.
Given that Braithwaite hasn’t even started a game this season in the league, it appears that Barcelona asking for more than £13million is ludicrous.
The Albion aren’t exactly blessed with funds at the Hawthorns, and only a loan move would make sense.
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