May not be available for £6m anymore, but West Brom should target Celtic's Leigh Griffiths once again

Tony Pulis the manager of West Bromwich Albion shares a joke as he arrives at the Etihad Stadium prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion...

Leigh Griffiths is enjoying another sensational season, so perhaps West Bromwich Albion should revive their interest in the Celtic star.

Leigh Griffiths of Celtic celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in...

Back in June, the Daily Record reported that West Brom were among the Premier League sides who were interested in pursuing a move for Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths.

The Record suggested that the 27-year-old would probably be available for £6 million after a campaign where he had been somewhat overshadowed by Moussa Dembele during the Frenchman's first year at Parkhead.

Leigh Griffiths of Scotland  celebrates after he scores the second goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Scotland and Malta at Hampden Park on September 4, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Griffiths has wrestled the talisman role back from Dembele it seems at the start of this term, scoring nine goals for club and country, including goals in the first Old Firm meeting of the campaign, the Champions League group-stage win over Anderlecht and Scotland's crucial World Cup qualifier with Slovenia during this international break.

So while it may now be out of the question for West Brom to try and land the former Wolves man for £6 million, it could certainly be argued that the Baggies should try and make a move in January.

Tony Pulis, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between Brighton and Hove Albion and West Bromwich Albion at Amex Stadium on September 9, 2017 in...

Tony Pulis' men have generally struggled for goals this season, with the 2-2 draw with Watford in the final game before the break proving to be the only time that West Brom have scored more than once in the league this term.

The Baggies' main striker options - Jay Rodriguez, Salomon Rondon and Hal Robson-Kanu - have only bagged one top flight goal each this term.

Meanwhile, Griffiths' record in Scotland is simply sensational, with 92 goals coming in 148 games for the Hoops. And those who doubt the quality of the Scottish Premiership only have to look at some of the players who have come from Parkhead and become some of the most impressive players in England in recent years to know that Griffiths' form is good enough to suggest that he could also thrive in England.

Griffiths would arguably give Pulis' side that lethal touch in front of goal they currently appear to lack, and for that reason, reigniting their summer interest surely makes sense, even if they have to forget about the idea of being able to pay just £6 million for him.

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