West Brom are in need of reinforcements this summer with the only signing so far this window being Filip Krovinovic from Benfica, while ten players have left the club. The most notable pair that have left the Hawthorns are the two top goal-scorers, Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez.
The lack of transfer activity has even caused new manager Slaven Bilic to publicly urge the board to get a move on and sign players.
One Baggies fan thought the fee for a one-goal-a-season striker is questionable and he’s not wrong. Zohore only managed one goal and one assist in 19 appearances for Cardiff as they were relegated from the Premier League. However his form in the Championship could give some West Brom fans hope, as he has managed 31 goal contributions in his last two years in the division.
Many Albion fans are disappointed with the signing, believing that the club should be looking to sign Dwight Gayle permanently after his loan spell.
Here is the best of the reaction.
As per reports, #wba have agreed a fee with Cardiff for Kenneth Zohore. Rises to £8m in total with add-ons. Albion also approached Sporting over winger Matheus Pereira. Most likely a loan deal.
— Matt Wilson (@mattwilson_star) July 17, 2019
An “anyone will do” signing. Just get Gayle for crying out loud, he’s exactly what the club need, exactly what the fans want, and will do the job he’s paid to, this bloke is a very average champ player at best, £8m in my opinion we are being done over again.
— simon cooper (@sicoop01) July 17, 2019
£8m is a lot of money.
J Rod went for £10m ?
— Old’n’fat (@hoare_neil) July 17, 2019
£8,000,000 for a one goal a season striker?
— Alex T (@AlexT_007) July 17, 2019
Getting numbers in squad not quality..disappointing
— BaggieBloke (@wba1957) July 17, 2019
— Baggie-Alan (@AlanPhi01320609) July 17, 2019
All we need is Gayle back! If we want the Premiership, we need to invest!
— england4ever (@england4ever2) July 17, 2019