West Brom interested in free agent Kyle Lafferty - report
West Brom are weighing up a move for Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty, according to Football League World.
The online news outlet claims Albion are among seven clubs, including Birmingham City and Derby County, that are considering Lafferty, who was most recently at Scottish side Kilmarnock.
The 34-year-old, who has scored 20 goals in 81 caps for his country, is a free agent after his short-term deal at Killie expired last month.
He scored 13 goals for the lowly Scottish Premiership side in the second half of the campaign after joining from Reggina in Italy.
His long list of former clubs includes Rangers, who he joined on two separate occasions, the last of which saw him score just five times in 24 appearances, leading Gers boss and former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard to air his frustrations for someone he “had high hopes for”. [Belfast Telegraph]
We’ve just let two veteran strikers leave the club, why on earth would we bring another one in?
Hal Robson-Kanu and Charlie Austin have both departed The Hawthorns after mediocre years spent with the club, both failing to catch fire in the West Midlands.
Lafferty has pedigree at international level while he is also a big, physical presence, but this does not excite us at all.
He may have hit it off in the Scottish Premiership last season, but that will not necessarily equate to the Championship, which is a tough and physically demanding league.
Besides, why would we interested in him without a manager in place? Surely we should be focusing on getting Sam Allardyce’s successor through the door before we make transfer plans.
It’s one thing identifying a young star without a manager, but a 34-year-old striker? That would be a crazy idea, and one we hope will not come to fruition.
In other West Brom news, Steve Madeley stunned by Albion star after Sunday development.