West Brom must sign Jerry Yates

West Bromwich Albion are still being tentatively linked with one of the Championship’s top marksmen…

What’s the latest?

As per Pete O’Rourke, the journalist expects there to be plenty of interest for Blackpool striker Jerry Yates given his current performances.

It was reported at the end of October that the Baggies were one of the numerous clubs interested, and now speaking to Football League World, O’Rourke had the following to say: 

 “I’m sure Blackpool ideally do not want to lose Jerry Yates. He’s been in red-hot form in recent weeks, got player the month in the Championship as well. 

“So they will be looking top dollar for him. They’ve got every reason to ask for that as well as he’s been scoring goals and assisting goals as well. So that type of form will attract interest.”

Journalist Alan Nixon also noted that the Tangerines are willing to let him leave for a fee of £5m this January.

Would you take Jerry Yates in January?




Corberan’s dream

Despite their resurgence under Carlos Corberan, one main issue still remains at the Hawthorns: they do not have a reliable goalscorer.

For the price mentioned, it seems like the Spaniard has been handed a dream option for his first signing as boss of the Midlands outfit, as Yates remains the joint-top scorer in the division.

With nine this season already, he is poised to have an outstanding campaign in front of goal, as he looks to add to his 66 career goals.

Should he bring his cutting-edge to a Baggies side that have scored just 24 goals in 20 games, he could be the catalyst for them pushing way further up the table than they currently reside.

As of this moment, it is just goal difference that separates them from the relegation zone.

With Karlan Grant and Brandon Thomas-Asante having scored just three times in the league each, they sorely let Steve Bruce down.

With only the latter having scored since the new manager came in, it seems they are poised to be replaced by one of the more lethal finishers in the Championship.

A goalscorer is Corberan’s dream, and for just £5m, Yates must be signed by West Brom.

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