West Bromwich Albion are likely to agree a deal that will see Kenneth Zohore leave on loan before Friday’s deadline, according to the Express and Star, with the Baggies in advanced talks with Sheffield Wednesday.
Zohore’s departure from the Hawthorns has always looked likely following promotion. He failed to establish himself in Slaven Bilic’s plans after arriving from Cardiff City.
He scored just three goals in 17 league appearances for West Brom. And he is yet to feature in the Premier League.
It had appeared however, that a move away may be tough to agree. As noted by The Sun on Sunday (13/9; page 61), the Dane earns £50,000-a-week. And it was claimed that the Owls may struggle to cover half of his pay.
But the Express and Star now reports that an initial loan to Hillsborough is likely.
However, the report adds that Charlie Austin is unlikely to follow him out the door. Like Zohore, Austin is yet to play in the top flight for the Baggies.
But the Express and Star suggests that Austin – who has attracted attention from Derby and Cardiff – wants to stay and fight for his place.
TBR View: Austin cannot be written off should he stay
It does appear that Austin is facing a big battle trying to get back in the side. However, it is looking set to be a tough season for West Brom.
If Bilic has to deal with injuries, Austin may find himself gradually moving up the pecking order.
And if the 31-year-old finds himself on the bench, he simply cannot be written off. He made an impact off the bench too many times last term to think that he cannot come up with a key goal or two if he gets an opportunity this season.