Fans of West Brom have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relays reports of the club’s interest in two Sheffield Wednesday players, which is also shared by the likes of Burnley, Norwich City and Bournemouth.
According to reports in TEAMtalk (via the Birmingham Mail), Championship sides West Brom, Derby County and Stoke City are all interested in the soon-to-be out-of-contract Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher, while Burnley, Norwich, Bournemouth, West Brom, Middlesbrough and Rangers are all interested in another of Wednesday’s players, Morgan Fox.
In reaction to the reports, which were relayed by West Brom Live on Twitter, fans of the club have flocked to have their say on the matter, with some suggesting that they would take Fox but not Fletcher, as he is the sort of player that West Brom are trying to move away from.
Fletcher is exactly what the club are trying to get away from, No chance too old SB wants to build a squad with youth and excitement on their side. Must be a slow day in the office
— Andy Neale (@Sparra06_) May 31, 2020
i take Fox not Fletcher
— james duffy (@barryd19651) May 31, 2020
— David Devere????????? (@tamworthbaggie) May 31, 2020
Despite his advancing years, the 33-year-old centre-forward has certainly impressed in the Championship so far this season, scoring 13 goals and providing two assists over his 26 league fixtures, averaging an impressive WhoScored match rating of 7.25.
Would you like to see West Brom sign both Fletcher and Fox this summer?
However, despite their decent performances, many of these West Brom fans appear quite adamant that they would not be happy to see their club make a move for either of the players.
— Andy (@baggieandy79) May 31, 2020
— Jamie Rossiter (@Jay89R) June 1, 2020
— Luke Stokes (@lukestokes84) May 31, 2020
With West Brom currently sitting in second place in the Championship, six points ahead of third-placed Fulham with just nine games to play this season, it would seem that the club stands a very good chance of securing automatic promotion back to the Premier League come the end of this term.
As such, we can understand why signing a 33-year-old forward may not be the most appealing transfer in the world, however, Fox is only 26, and considering his respectable performances for Wednesday this season, as well as the fact that he is out of contract this summer, he may not be such a bad signing after all.