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Report: West Brom in talks over Habib Diallo loan move

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Report: West Brom in talks over Habib Diallo loan move

West Bromwich Albion have opened talks with Metz regarding a potential loan move for Habib Diallo, according to a report from The Sun on Sunday (27/9; page 61).

The Baggies proved a point on Saturday after a tough start to the campaign. Unfortunately, they were unable to hold onto their 3-0 lead against Chelsea and had to settle for a draw.

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The game saw Callum Robinson bag an impressive brace. Nevertheless, it is little surprise to see Slaven Bilic continue his search for a new striker with the deadline looming.

And it appears that Diallo is near the top of his wishlist at this stage.

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According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (27/9; page 61), the Baggies are discussing a loan move for the 25-year-old, who is keen to move to the Premier League.

 

It is noted that Metz want a large loan fee for Diallo. However, the report adds that that would be taken off a £20 million fee next summer should West Brom want to keep the forward permanently.

Diallo is yet to score in Ligue 1 this season. He did however, bag 12 goals in the top flight last season. So he may prove to be a shrewd signing for the Baggies.

West Brom arguably cannot afford to let the window close without a new striker coming in. And with  low-cost options likely to be in short supply, a loan move for Diallo could prove a very fine piece of business.

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