By Adefunmiloye Alani

17th Jun, 2021 | 11:12am

West Brom want Blackpool striker Jerry Yates this summer

West Brom have expressed an interest in Blackpool striker Jerry Yates ahead of a potential summer move, according to The Sun.

The Baggies are looking to strengthen their forward line with Mbaye Diagne returning to Galatasaray after his loan spell, and they reckon Yates could be capable of firing them back to the Premier League.

Blackburn Rovers, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest are also keen on the 24-year-old, with Blackpool demanding £5million from suitors [The Sun].

Great move

Yates bagged 21 League One goals and eight assists in 47 games last term to help the Seasiders secure Championship promotion.

He could prove to be exactly what we need to secure an instant top-flight return if he is able to replicate his prowess in front of goal in the second division.

Yates proved himself in front of goal while on loan at Swindon Town in the League Two in 2019-20, scoring 13 goals in 31 appearances, and West Brom could do with such a brilliant finisher.

Having secured back-to-back promotions in the last two seasons, the League One PFA Fans’ Player of the Year would be keen on another promotion, and could be given the chance at the Hawthorns.

We need someone with such hunger leading our line, and the fact that he is also able to play on both wings is an added advantage.

The two-time Rotherham United Young Player of the Year has the potential to become a Premier League striker, and West Brom should not hesitate to snap up someone who shares the same dream as them when it comes to top-flight football.

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