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Report: West Brom showed late interest in Sporting CP striker Bas Dost

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Report: West Brom showed late interest in Sporting CP striker Bas Dost

West Bromwich Albion made late enquiries about the availability of Sporting CP striker Bas Dost, a report has revealed.

Record claim the Baggies wanted the 18-cap Netherlands international, but he had no intentions of moving to play in the Championship.

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The rejection saw Albion instead raid Southampton for Charlie Austin, who will now compete with Kenneth Zohore and Hal Robson-Kanu.

A move for Dost was perhaps always going to be unlikely, with the 30-year-old having plundered a highly impressive 93 goals in the last three seasons for Sporting – 23 of those coming last term.

 

TBR’s view

Clearly Albion really wanted a prolific goalscorer in after losing both Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez.

Salomon Rondon also departed to reunite with Rafa Benitez in China.

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Dost – a former teammate of Baggies newbie Matheus Pereira of course – would have been a sensational coup for Slaven Bilic, but the club must now move on and hope Austin is able to find some good form this season.

Austin has a respectable goalscoring record in the Championship and absolutely has the potential to fire the Midlands club back to the Premier League.

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