The BBC report that West Brom have agreed an £8m fee with Cardiff City for striker Kenneth Zohore with the club looking to replace soon-to-be departing Salomon Rondon. The news of the transfer has caused a negative reaction amongst some of The Baggies fanbase.
Zohore only scored one goal in 19 Premier League matches as Neil Warnock’s Cardiff were relegated to the Championship last season which has left many supporters at the Hawthorns worried about their prospects in front of goal next term.
One fan questioned the £8m transfer fee for a striker who only scores one goal a season. Whilst another demanded the club go out and re-sign Dwight Gayle, claiming he’s exactly what the club needs and exactly what the fans want – the Newcastle United striker netted 24 goals in 40 Championship appearances on loan last season.
Other reaction included one member of The Baggies’ support wondering if he was missing something when thinking about that hefty £8m fee – which was reinforced by another fan stating that they just can’t replace Jay Rodriguez and Gayle with someone who has only previously scored 9 in 36 at this level of football.
Here’s the best selection of reactions from the West Brom faithful:
£8,000,000 for a one goal a season striker?
— Alex T (@AlexT_007) 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
— Baggie-Alan (@AlanPhi01320609) July 17, 2019
Surely this money could of gone towards Gayle?
— ryan gibbons (@gibbo100284) July 17, 2019
Just seen @WBA moving forward with Kenneth Zohore, not sure if it's the right deal, you can't replace Jrod and Gayle with a striker who scored 9 goals in 36 last time in the championship, 8M wasted
— Jarrod Buckley (@jarrod_buckley) July 17, 2019
Not sure about Zohore, simply not seen enough of him, tbh. Jury very much out. But we have needed to make a big(gish) signing, for the sake of backing Bilic as much as anything else.
— Original Bungle (@DickLaurent96) July 17, 2019
£8m for Zohore… am I missing something?
— Mike Hughes (@Revanche89) July 17, 2019
Kenneth Zohore …………So thats half the Rondon money spent. #WBA
— Michael whitehouse (@Michaelwh24) July 17, 2019