Report: West Brom closely monitor Jonson Clarke-Harris
West Brom are reportedly hot on the tail of Peterborough’s goal machine Jonson Clarke-Harris, but he has his heart set on Rangers.
According to The Daily Record, the Leicester-born striker is open to joining Rangers this summer, with the likes of West Brom, Bournemouth, Sheffield United and CSKA Moscow circling around the player.
The Baggies have been linked with the player for the last few months, but will have a major task on their hands to convince him to join over a move to the defending Scottish champions.
Clarke-Harris is a terrific striker who could lead the line with aplomb and fire us to promotion next season. He scored 33 league goals last season, picking up the EFL League One Player of the Year award in the process.
We’ve seen the sort of impact Ivan Toney, another former Peterborough goal machine, had on Championship side Brentford, and the Englishman could offer us a different dimension in the final third.
However, he appears to have his heart set on Rangers, which is understandable as they’re on a high after winning the Scottish Premiership and are set to compete in the Champions League next season.
They’ve also got a manager in Steven Gerrard who’s been one of England’s best midfielders since the turn of the century and is now doing wonders in the capacity of a head coach.
Rangers is a pretty easy sell, but if Clarke-Harris plans to stay put in England, the proper progression from League One would be the Championship as he’ll get another year to hone his skills, secure promotion and then have a go at the big time.
Regardless of where the player goes, Peterborough will be making a huge profit from his sale as they’ve proven themselves to be one of the canniest operators in the lower English leagues.
We would love to see him switch to the Hawthorns from London Road this summer, but it’s looking quite difficult at the moment.
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