Report: WBA prioritising signings in this position before January transfer window closes

West Brom - The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion are keen to add a striker before the end of the month.

West Bromwich Albion are said to be prioritising the signing of a striker in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

The Baggies have been surprisingly inactive so far this month, but that is all set to change in the coming weeks.

Albion are desperate to add a forward to their squad, as they seek to provide the team with extra firepower to launch themselves up the table.

Tony Pulis's men have had to rely on Saido Berahino to score the bulk of their goals so far this campaign and they are looking to take some of the burden off his shoulders.

Victor Anichebe has regularly been selected to lead the line since Pulis took charge and he scored twice in the FA Cup this weekend, but his previous record doesn't suggest that he is the potent scorer the side need.

In terms of transfer targets, the Mail have linked West Brom to Shola Ameobi in recent weeks, but they reportedly face competition from Crystal Palace for his signature.

West Brom are also thought to be targeting a winger, with Pulis commenting to the Birmingham Mail on his need for some more pace out wide last week.

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