By Adefunmiloye Alani

1st Dec, 2021 | 7:42am

West Brom keen on January loan deal for Tottenham forward Dilan Markanday

West Brom are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur forward Dilan Markanday on loan in January, according to The Mirror.

Bournemouth, Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers “have also been in contact” to bring the 20-year-old to the Championship for the second half of the season, with Spurs likely to approve of a temporary exit in order for his development to continue.

Markanday has notched 11 goals and assisted another four in 11 appearances in the Premier League 2 for the North Londoners Under-23s, and he was handed his senior debut in the Europa Conference League as a substitute at Vitesse Arnhem.

Good option?

Valerien Ismael needs to bolster his attacking ranks to keep West Brom’s promotion chances alive, and bringing Markanday to The Hawthorns may be of great help.

They are already slipping further away from the automatic promotion places amid a poor run of form, and dropping more points could see them fall out of the top-six entirely.

West Brom need to arrest their slide, and landing a young striker with a lot to prove could help strengthen their attack.

Spurs will want him to join a team that can help with his growth, and Ismael will need to offer assurances of regular football.

The Frenchman is not short of options in attack, but he could do with more hands in the department.

West Brom have won just one of their last six Championship games, and getting the right players in come January is needed if they do not want to miss out on an instant return to the Premier League.

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