Tony Pulis is set to have a major revamp of his inherited West Brom squad this summer, and signing new attacking talents is a major part of that.
However, deals for both Sako and Antonio look far off, with Sako asking for an exceptional wage packet for player who has yet to play in the Premier League, and Antonio not willing to be sold by Nottingham Forest.
These restrictions could force Pulis to look elsewhere this summer, and there is one Premier League player who represents the perfect signing for the club.
Matt Jarvis currently plays for West Ham, but he is out of favour at the Boleyn Ground under Sam Allardyce. The 28-year-old has managed just 13 appearances this term, starting only six games, and seeing his place on the wing taken by players Allardyce has used out of position.
At his age, he should be in his prime years of ability, but instead he is relegated to the substitutes bench simply because Allardyce is not keen on him.
Due to his playing situation, it would be no surprise to see him force a move away from the club this summer, and although he is contracted in East London until 2017, the Baggies should take it on themselves to move for the former Wolves winger.
He is fast, technical, has a good eye for goal, and, most importantly in relation to both Sako and Antonio, has proven himself in the Premier League for a number of years. He is the ultimate Pulis winger as well, being a hard worker who can defend just as well as attack, and is not put off by the need to play deep.
If knowing that a fellow Premier League side was in for him this summer, Jarvis could quite easily push for a move to reduce his fee, and he would be well within West Brom’s transfer budget.
He has been wasted at West Ham this season due to Allardyce’s managerial limitations, and playing for Pulis would guarantee first-team football at a high level in a system which suits his abilities.
A move makes total sense for both the Baggies and Jarvis himself, and Pulis should truly consider going in for the English international winger this summer.