West Brom had been sailing along comfortably over the past three seasons under the tutelage of Tony Pulis. The midlands club had secured their status as a mid-table Premier League club, and were perhaps beginning to think about how to progress to the next level. However, after a poor run of results Pulis lost his job. His replacement, the opinion splitting Alan Pardew, has failed to improve the current situation. The situation facing the club has made this transfer window vital to the Baggies chances of staving off relegation, who should they target? and why?
Troy Deeney- West Brom are in desperate need of a striker, after Salomon Rondon and Jay Rodriquez have only managed four league goals between them. A perfect target could be Watford captain Troy Deeney, he has not featured as often for Watford this season, (only starting seven league games) and has proven over the past two seasons he is more than capable of scoring goals in the top flight. With 15 goals in 21 league games, the addition of Troy Deeney could be the difference between relegation and survival.
Aden Flint- Defensively West Brom are very solid and have only conceded 28 goals in their 21 league games. However, with the imminent departure of Jonny Evans, West Brom may be looking for defensive reinforcements. Bristol’s Aden Flint has been in sensational form this season, and was part of the giant killing side that stunned Man United in the League Cup. The 28 year old is in the prime of his career and deserves a chance in the Premier League.
Andreas Samaris- The Greek centre midfielder came close to joining the Baggies in the summer in a £20 million pound move, but Benfica blocked the move. Alan Pardew is reportedly in the market for another defensive midfielder with on loan PSG midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak possibly being axed to free up funds. The classy Samaris would fit in perfectly at the Hawthorns with his hard working approach and could go along way to ensuring West Brom’s Premier League status.