West Brom are reportedly interested in Dinamo Zagreb attacker Mislav Orsic, yet a bid is yet to be submitted for the Croatian international.
According to The Birmingham Mail, Slaven Bilic and the Baggies are merely interested in the 27-year-old striker, who has enjoyed a breakout season of sorts with Orsic bagging a Champions League hat-trick for Zagreb in the group stages against Atalanta as well as scoring 19 goals and assisting another five in all competitions as stats from Transfermarkt show.
With the report stating that Zagreb value the versatile attacker at £10m, a deal could well be on the cards with West Brom this month being linked with the likes of Dwight Gayle, who could be a signed for as little as £8m according to The Sun via The Birmingham Mail, as well Jarrod Bowen, who is reportedly valued at £20m by Hull City per The Nottingham Post.
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Indeed, West Brom have significant leverage to other clubs when it comes to attempting to lure Orsic away from the Croatian capital, with national hero Bilic the manager of the Baggies and a figure that the majority of Croats would enjoy playing under given his impact on the national team over the years.
The Albion’s need for an extra attacker, as well, will also play to their advantage with West Brom being heavily linked with strikers this January, and a forward who has been as prolific as Orsic this season will make for the ideal candidate for Bilic and the Baggies.
With West Brom gunning for the Championship title, a player such as Orsic, who has been in great goal-scoring form this season in both the domestic league and in Europe, could be what Bilic needs to get over the line to pip Leeds United to top spot in the league table come May.