With the January transfer window just now weeks away, clubs in the Championship will be preparing to make those signings that can help them in their seasonal goals, and for West Brom, that will be securing promotion to the Premier League.
The Baggies remain top of the league table after a fortuitous weekend which saw Slaven Bilic’s side claim a 3-2 win over Birmingham City as well as saw Leeds United draw two points at home in a 3-3 draw against Cardiff City, yet despite being first place, for now, West Brom supporters know that the battle is never over.
But, the January transfer window can prove to be a massive boost for the club, and reports seemingly indicate that the club are interested in bringing in some more firepower on top of Charlie Austin and Hal Robson-Kanu recently finding form, and according to Sky Sports News, Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor is on West Brom’s radar.
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The 29-year-old striker’s current deal with the Addicks expires next summer and yet despite Taylor last season being the League One top scorer with stats from Transfermarkt showing that the former AFC Wimbledon hero hit 25 goals for Charlton in their promotion-claiming campaign.
Although the Montserrat international started this year in the English second-division on fire, scoring five goals in six games as stats from Transfermarkt show, a knee injury has only seen the Millwall academy graduate make just three appearances since August, but this shouldn’t turn West Brom away from making a move for Taylor.
With the striker only now returning to full fitness, the Charlton star could be a coup for West Brom should the Baggies make the move and bring Taylor to the Hawthorns.
Taylor has shown to be a proven goalscorer in the Championship prior to his injury, and although it will be difficult for the attacker to claim a place in the starting XI over the likes of Austin and Robson-Kanu, his eye for goal can make him a valuable asset for West Brom as they continue their march towards Premier League promotion.