Report: West Brom plot shock move for Aston Villa star Agbonlahor

Gabriel Agbonlahor

West Bromwich Albion have been linked with Gabby Agbonlahor.

According to a report in The Sun, West Bromwich Albion are plotting a shock move for Aston Villa’s Gabby Agbonlahor as Tony Pulis eyes further attacking options.

The pacey forward has fallen out of favour with boss Remi Garde and his last noteworthy appearance in a Villa shirt came in the 3-1 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur in early November.

Garde’s job this month is to identify players capable of either battling for survival or playing in the Championship, and to ship out those who offer little to the cause.

Agbonlahor is one of those linked with an exit, and in a rather surprising turn of events he could find himself making the short trip across the West Midlands to rivals West Brom.

“Tony Pulis wants Aston Villa captain Gabby Agbonlahor to join him at West Brom, with the Villains ready to do business with Baggies chief Pulis for £1.5million,” the report reads.

The 29-year-old has made seven Premier League starts in total for Villa this season, contributing with just two assists as his side find themselves 11 points adrift of Swansea City and safety.

Agbonlahor is a Villa fan and came through the club’s youth academy, making his Premier League debut under then boss David O’Leary in March 2006, almost ten years ago.

Not many would have expected the player to realistically move clubs following his ties to the club, not least to one of Villa’s biggest rivals in West Brom.

Nonetheless, Pulis sees him as an ideal opportunity to bolster the Baggies’ attacking options and bringing him in could ease the potential departure of in-demand striker Saido Berahino.

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