West Brom are interested in signing Benfica centre-forward Haris Seferovic, according to BT Sport commentator Ian Darke.
As the teams kicked off the second half as the Baggies lost 2-1 to West Ham at the London Stadium on Tuesday night, Darke discussed Sam Allardyce’s attempts to add to his squad in the January transfer window.
He detailed Albion’s interest in Mbaye Diagne, which has been widely reported. But also added that Seferovic, 28, is also on Big Sam’s radar.
Speaking on BT Sport 1 at 7:00pm, Darke said: “They are eyeing some strikers around Europe.
“Mbaye Diagne of Galatasaray [and] Haris Seferovic, the experienced Swiss international striker who’s with Benfica. They’re a couple of the players they’re looking at,”
“Sam Allardyce says they’ve made 250 enquiries for players so you can expect some activity.”
Martin Keown was co-commentator alongside Darke and he reacted by saying: “Wow, he’s spending a lot of time on the phone isn’t he.”
Another striker on Big Sam’s big list
West Brom cannot go the rest of the January transfer window without signing a new striker.
Charlie Austin has joined QPR on loan and Kenneth Zohore has extended his temporary stay at Millwall which leaves the goal-shy duo of Hal Robson-Kanu and Callum Robinson as Allardyce’s only striker options.
While both players have their strengths, neither are prolific goalscorers – but the same cannot be said about Seferovic.
The former Frankfurt striker has scored 10 goals in 21 appearances across all competitions this term. Since joining Benfica in 2017, he’s hit the back of the net 53 times in 146 outings.
West Brom don’t have a striker anywhere near as prolific as the Switzerland international so would we be happy with him? Definitely.
According to stats by Wyscout, Seferovic ranks joint-seventh in the Portuguese Liga NOS for xG per 90 minutes [0.55] and third for goals per full game [0.97].
He’s one of the most efficient strikers in Portuguese football so we would definitely take him this month.
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