27 goals in 41 starts: Why Sebastien Haller would be perfect for West Brom

West Brom

Sebastien Haller has previously been linked with Sunderland and Norwich City.

Utrecht striker Sebastien Haller is one of the most decorated strikers in Holland right now - scoring 27 goals in his last 41 top-flight matches for a team not known for its goal scoring prowess.

The 21-year-old has caught the attentions of a number of clubs over the past 12 months, including Premier League duo Sunderland and Norwich City with the latter close to signing him in January.

The Sunderland Echo reports that both teams are still interested in the striker, and his agent recently confirmed that he will be leaving Utrecht at the end of the current season.

“He will leave in the summer, that’s for sure,” his agent Loic Gustan said. He wants to join a stable club and a club that has the structure to play European football.”

With both Sunderland Norwich fighting for Premier League survival this season, their top-flight status remains unclear and Haller would be wise not to commit either club as a result of their situation.

West Bromwich Albion, however, are safely positioned in mid-table and player of Haller’s capabilities would be an extremely exciting proposition for the West Midlands club.

Aside from his goal threat, Haller stands at 6ft 2inch and is very much a strong, athletic target man - the sort of player which would thrive under West Brom boss Tony Pulis and his direct style of play.

The France U21 international enjoys the aerial battles, he’s excellent at providing flick-ons and positioning him alongside Saido Berahino and Salomon Rondon could result in a deadly strike partnership.

Pulis isn’t one to gamble on young players from abroad, yet with his tenure with the Baggies starting to enter a lull somewhat, Haller could provide him with a bit of excitement to liven up the Hawthorns.

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