By Daniel Feliciano

29th Dec, 2021 | 11:15am

Joseph Masi reveals details of potential Daryl Dike move to West Brom

Daryl Dike is likely to join West Brom on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy if they earn promotion according to reliable journalist Joseph Masi.

The Baggies have been linked with a January move for the Orlando City striker after his successful spell with manager Valerien Ismael at Barnsley last season saw them reach the playoffs.

Dike has attracted interest from several clubs but it’s West Brom who are believed to be leading the chase and there is now an update on his potential transfer.

Speaking to the Express & Star Youtube channel, Masi revealed the details of any potential deal and updated the fans on whether any other deals could follow.

“If they can get Daryl Dike, it’s going to be a big deal in terms of what it’s going to cost,” he said.

“What we understand, what we expect it to be will be an initial loan with a view to a permanent if Albion win promotion to the Premier League. That loan will cost a hell of a lot more money than what most Championship teams will spend on a player this season. So it’ll be an absolutely massive outlay.

“We think if he gets Dike, it’ll probably be Dike and that’s it. Maybe another one on loan potentially, we’re not sure. But we think, Dike, if he gets him, that will be the only addition.”

Worthwhile gamble

Dike has shown before that he is the perfect type of striker for an Ismael system and this West Brom side is missing exactly that right now.

They currently sit in the playoff places but have managed just two wins in their last eight Championship fixtures to lose ground on the automatic promotion places.

They have managed just 30 goals in 24 games so far and Dike would be able to add some much needed physicality and goal threat to the front line.

A substantial fee would be a gamble though, considering he is unproven at the top level and West Brom would essentially be trusting him to fire them to the Premier League and then keep them in the division too next season.

The news that there will likely be no other incomings too is surely disappointing for the Baggies fans too, who would have liked a new midfielder to come in and bolster the side too.

It’s a gamble either way, because they absolutely need a striker who can lead the line, so it’s all about whether they’re willing to go all-in with Dike or not.

In other West Brom news, Baggies star very unlikely to stay at Hawthorns in January after major reported update.