It was being claimed yesterday that West Bromwich Albion head coach Darren Moore has target Major League Soccer striker Alberth Ellis as a possible replacement for the now departed Leicester City starlet Harvey Barnes.
The Birmingham Mail reported that with the 22-year-old Houston Dynamo forward beginning to make a name for himself in their game, a number of clubs were now keeping tabs on him.
Their most recent season ended in November and he’s hit 11 goals apiece in the last two seasons, so given we do have a loan spot open following the departure of Barnes, we could bring him in to assess him during their off-season, as the suggestion is his current club don’t want to lose him and would demand a fee of around £5million.
A loan with an option to buy depending on how he settles in would certainly make sense if there is any truth to this. The Honduran international would apparently qualify for a work permit through ‘special talent dispensation’ (whatever that means) and with the regulations, the assumed transfer fee would also work in his favour.
As said, Celtic are credited with having an interest as well, but you’d think we could tip the balance in our favour if we actually want the lad.