By George Overhill

19th Nov, 2023 | 10:10am

West Brom on trail of Peterborough United 'assist king' Kwame Poku ahead of January transfer window, Stoke and Millwall interested

West Brom are looking at Peterborough United attacker Kwame Poku ahead of the January transfer window, according to TEAMtalk.

The outlet reported via their website on 18 November that the League One “assist king” could be a target for a move in the New Year with the Baggies among a host of clubs interested in signing him.

Having registered six goals and six more assists in the league this term he is now also attracting the likes of Sunderland, Ipswich, Stoke and Millwall.

Poku, 22, can play through the middle or down either flank and has been in excellent form in the third-tier this season, after scoring four and assisting 11 last term.

Big potential

While it is always somewhat of a gamble to sign a player from a lower league it is certainly looking like the Ghana international might be ready to make the step up.

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West Brom signed Brandon Thomas-Asante from the fourth tier last season and the striker has proven to be a solid addition.

Poku’s asking price hasn’t been made clear, and the presence of a significant number of interested Championship clubs could make it a fair amount higher than it otherwise would have been.

Whether West Brom are in a position to be battling for signatures as sought-after as Poku’s in the winter window likely depends on progress around a takeover.

While it has been tipped to make a major difference to Carlos Corberan and his staff’s chances of bringing targets in midseason if done in time there is no guarantee any change of ownership will be ready by then.

So the Spaniard may be forced to content himself with getting players who are already in his squad back from injury to boost the ranks at The Hawthorns, as he looks to maintain a strong push to end up in the play-offs this season.

In other West Brom news, “growing fears” over a £915million development could leave the Albion on the outside looking in for years.