In form former Leeds United favourite Max Gradel would be perfect for West Brom

St Etienne

The Ivorian has been in great form for Saint-Etienne recently.

Ivory Coast winger Max Gradel remains something of a fan favourite at Leeds United. During his time at Elland Road he played 85 games, scoring 25 times and became popular with fans with his exciting displays for the club.

But he left Leeds after two-and-a-half seasons in 2011. He moved to Saint-Etienne in France where he soon became equally as popular.

Leeds fans have often hoped for a Gradel return, about a year ago it was even rumoured by the BBC that Leeds were looking to bring in the winger.

But the fact of the matter is Gradel is unlikely to head to Leeds. He has had an exceptional season in Ligue 1 and is likely to move to the Premier League if he returns to English football.

So who should sign him?

West Brom should certainly be keen.

The Baggies are bereft of wide options, whilst Gradel could also help out in the striker department. He has scored 11 goals in his last 11 games at the club, including a brace v Evian-Thonon yesterday.

West Brom are said to be looking at the signatures of Bakary Sako and Michail Antonio, but Gradel would be a cheaper and better option than either of those two players.

Tony Pulis would do well to bring the Ivorian to The Hawthorns.

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