West Brom should not make an offer for former West Ham winger Nene, despite reported interest

West Brom

West Brom are reportedly keen on signing Nene, but they should not move for the former West Ham man.

The Daily Mail claim that the Baggies are keen on signing the 33-year-old winger, who made eight appearances during a short-term spell at the Boleyn Ground.

He is available on a free transfer, having not extended his deal with the Hammers, as he is searching for a three-year contract at a top level club to continue his career.

Whilst a talented football, who is undoubtedly good enough for the Premier League, the Baggies should not be making a move for Nene.

Tony Pulis is set to undergo his first pre-season at the Hawthorns, and he is sure to build a squad in the same vision as that used at Stoke City. Play is focused upon the wings, with a physcial presence in both attack and defence guaranteeing good results.

However, he is also there to move the club forward from established Premier League side to top half challengers, and signing someone like Nene will not fulfil that.

He is 33, yet wants a three-year contract, despite showing this term that he is not physical enough to keep up with the Premier League. He may have undoubted talent, but if not able to start or finish a game, what is the point of signing him.

If he will only agree a three-year deal as well, the club would have him on their books for that long knowing that his influence will wane drastically over time.

Nene would be a good short-term signing, for a club needing to fight off relegation, knowing that he would only be around for a short spell.

Yet this is not the situation that West Brom are in now, as they are keen to progress and move forwards both on- and off-field. They should be targeting young players who can only improve under Pulis’s management, and Nene is a short-term move that would do nothing for the club.

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