Dowling must make cut-throat West Brom call on £50k-p/w ace dubbed a “manager’s dream” – opinion

Dowling must make cut-throat West Brom call on £50k-p/w ace dubbed a “manager’s dream” – opinion

West Bromwich Albion’s summer business is going right down to the wire with the domestic transfer window deadline set to pass later this evening.

The Baggies have finally landed themselves a new striker with Karlan Grant walking through the door at the Hawthorns, but there could yet be departures.

One of which will surely be Kenneth Zohore – that’s if Albion chief Luke Dowling makes a cut-throat decision on him before it’s too late.

The 26-year-old is wanted by Championship duo Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday with the latter side thought to be the front-runners to secure his signature.

Although there has been one major hold-up with West Brom wanting more than half of his £50k-per-week wages (The Sun, 27 September, page 61) accounted for, according to Alan Nixon.

However, at this point, the Midlanders should take what they can for their three-goal flop as clearly they’re not going to get an improved deal and that’s going to be far better than having him sit in the reserves, playing down his contract without playing again.

Dowling ought to accept his mistake and cut his losses before it becomes an even bigger financial nightmare – the very fact that a couple of clubs still want Zohore after a shocking season in front of goal is a miracle in itself.

Now valued at a meagre £3.15m by Transfermarkt, the Danish forward hasn’t even been named in a single matchday squad for Albion this season yet is under contract until 2023.

He was even once lauded as a “manager’s dream” by former Cardiff boss Neil Warnock, though clearly he’s been far from that for Bilic.

The best thing that can happen here is that he goes out on loan, puts himself in the shop window and then Dowling can recoup whatever he can for him at a later date.

Zohore’s move to Wednesday must be sanctioned before the end of the day.

AND in other news, Bilic favourite has just given the Baggies boss plenty to think about in woeful showing…

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