Report: West Brom linked with Ighalo; could it enable high-profile swap?

West Brom's Jonny Evans in action with Watford's Odion Ighalo

Watford could ask for Saido Berahino if they were to entertain the idea of selling their Nigerian star.

West Brom's Jonny Evans in action with Watford's Odion IghaloWest Brom's Jonny Evans in action with Watford's Odion Ighalo

West Bromwich Albion are back in for Watford star striker Odion Ighalo, according to Sky Sports, and it is interest that could reignite the Hornets own hopes of bringing in a striker from the Hawthorns.

Saido Berahino has been linked with an exit from the Baggies for the last few transfer windows, and Watford were credited as being one of three clubs most interested in signing the 22-year-old only a matter of weeks ago by Sky, alongside Stoke City and Crystal Palace.

West Brom's Saido Berahino in action with Leicester City's Andy KingWest Brom's Saido Berahino in action with Leicester City's Andy King

Since then, the North Londoners' interest appeared to have waned, but with West Brom chasing the Hornets' own attacking star, Watford could argue that for any deal to be considered Berahino would have to be incorporated into proceedings, with a sum of money changing hands one way or the other.

Though the Baggies forward is the younger, more attractive option when it comes to resale value, Ighalo is the player most recently in strong form, after scoring 17 goals last season while Berahino struggled for starts.

West Brom's Saido Berahino looks dejected after the gameWest Brom's Saido Berahino

It could be a way for both clubs to get the player they want, especially important for West Brom, who have struggled to recruit a striker before allowing Berahino to leave.

Last week the Baggies pulled out of a club record deal for West Ham striker Diafra Sakho, and with the Premier League season starting in a matter of days, Tony Pulis will surely be eager to get his squad together as soon as possible.

Odion Ighalo celebrates after scoring the second goal for WatfordOdion Ighalo celebrates after scoring for Watford

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