The Championship season is already well underway after the opening weekend of fixtures were complete on Monday night.
West Brom began their season in winning style by defeating Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest in their own back yard but even despite the victory, manager Slaven Bilic is desperate to add four more signings before the window comes to a close on Thursday evening.
Matt Wilson of the Express and Star has provided a latest update which hasn’t pleased too many fans at the Hawthorns…
As for Ajeti, Basel's progression past PSV in the Champions League has made that deal more difficult, but talks with Sporting over Pereira are still live. Albion targeting a winger and a striker in final few days
— Matt Wilson (@mattwilson_star) August 6, 2019
Earlier in the summer, West Brom were reportedly after Basel striker Albian Ajeti but his likely wage demands were enough to put the club off pursuing the deal any further.
Though, it seems as if that interest has remained but any deal even more unlikely as his club have progressed further in the Champions League after defeating PSV.
Whilst Premier League outfit West Ham have thrown a spanner in the works with reports linking them with an £8m move for the striker.
A striker appears to be high on the agenda at the Hawthorns after Dwight Gayle returned to Newcastle United following the expiry of his loan whilst Salomon Rondon re-joined his former boss Rafa Benitez in China.
Many fans are rather unhappy at the situation the club finds themselves in with just a couple of days left to go in the transfer market.
One supporter said it was the ‘same old Albion’ which was similar to another’s view that the club always leave business so late to buy a striker.
Others labelled their dealings, or lack of, a ‘mess’ with a couple of fans panicking saying the club will probably go for a player like Conor Wickham or Sammy Ameobi or even re-signing Victor Anichebe.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Should have has a striker wrapped up weeks a go. Waiting… waiting… waiting… panic buy. Same old Albion
— Matt Wilkes (@MattW1lkes) August 6, 2019
Why do we always leave it so late to buy a striker????♂️
— George???????? (@gs94wba) August 6, 2019
What a mess. Normal mess resumed after 5 great purchases.
— P.M@Geordiebaggie (@Geordiebaggie) August 6, 2019
@mattwilson_star you’ve been back a day and all we have is bad news and dissapointment ????????????
— Luke Millichamp (@luke_millichamp) August 6, 2019
So Ajeti unlikely to happen and Gayle unlikely to leave unless it’s permeant. Who’s next ????#wba
— dylan ashmore (@WBADyl) August 6, 2019
— jonas (@ToastedJonas) August 5, 2019
Sky now reporting that Ajeti deal is unlikely as he prefers a move to the PL and wage demands are high while Telegraph reporting that another Gayle loan could be on the cards after all. Can't help but feel we'll pull neither off and will end up resigning Anichebe. #wba #gayle
— Martin Young (@mlwyoung1) August 5, 2019
Ajeti linked to Brentford pull your finger out Albion times running out
— Nick Ganderton ???????? (@nick_wba_khfc) August 5, 2019