News over the weekend on the West Bromwich Albion rumour mill suggested that we were keeping our eye on Brentford striker Neal Maupay and would make an attempt for the free scoring 22-year-old should he not seal a summer transfer to the Premier League before deadline day.
It was certainly an interesting report and I guess leant heavily on new head coach Slaven Bilic and the career he’s had, as potentially being a pull for the 28 goal Frenchman. Nobody though would’ve taken it that seriously given the Premier League interest in him and the differences in financial clout – at best this was simply one we’d look at for deadline day as a punt if nothing else had happened by then.
With the current feeling in the fanbase, the news did spark quite an angry and confused reaction from some given how unlikely it was that this rumour would ever come off, but given the disappointments so far this summer with departures, a signing like Maupay would certainly be the right kind of message to send.
why would he pick us. Typical Albion interested in players they know they won't get
— darryl smith (@barrelwba10) July 12, 2019
PR ….the club have done that years. #Peace
— Michael whitehouse (@Michaelwh24) July 12, 2019
He will not come over to WBA if avfc and sufc after him too likely go to avfc he knows Dean Smith
— Michael Barnes (@Michael65101368) July 12, 2019
It doesnt matter about affording him because I'd imagine we can, its about whether he wants to come.
— Luke Pollard (@LukeyP_wba) July 12, 2019
To sum up, we're interested in someone we are almost certainly not going to get.
— Colm Brosnan (@ColmBrosnan) July 12, 2019
If we want him get a bid in, make him an offer, give him a decision to make, if we lose out to premier league competition fair enough but if sit back and don’t even try we’ve never given ourselves a chance
— Nathan Rushton (@Nathan_Rushton) July 12, 2019
Afford it yes, would he want to come to a tinpot outfit? No.
— harry joe (@doonerr) July 12, 2019
Time to see Big Slavs pulling power
— Theo (@theopoly40) July 12, 2019
West Brom fans moaning about how we’re not showing ambition
West Brom shows ambition
Fans:’we’ll never get him’
— George Thursty (@Georgesnipezz) July 12, 2019
— Safiya Outlines (@SafiyaOutlines) July 12, 2019