West Brom's Saido Berahino was the subject of a formal offer from Stoke City, and could leave The Hawthorns
With West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino looking likely to leave The Hawthorns this summer after Stoke City tabled a £20 million bid for the forward (Sky Sports), manager Tony Pulis must ensure that he signs an able replacement who can contribute in the goals department.
An obvious option for the Baggies would be to make a move for West Ham United's seemingly unwanted Diafra Sakho. He has been touted around the Premier League as very much available, but much will depend on whether or not the Hammers manage to bring in a striker of their own.
Should berahino depart, Diafra Sakho would be the ideal replacement
The Senegalese striker is very similar in style to Berahino. He is exceptionally quick and makes intelligent runs in behind the opposition defence. The 26-year-old has tireless energy, and possesses all the attributes that West Brom boss Tony Pulis looks for in a striker.
Since Sakho's arrival in England he has managed 19 goals in 50 outings for the Hammers, while Berahino has scored eight more goals in 78 Baggies appearances over the same period.
Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring for West Ham
It could be argued that if a move was to materialise, West Brom would be upgrading in the striking department, and at the very least they would be gaining a hungry player with the need to re-establish himself in the Premier League.
The Daily Mail reports that Sakho will not be sold until West Ham have completed any potential deals for incoming forwards, so West Brom may have to play the waiting game before considering a move for the Hammers striker.
Sakho has proven Premier League quality