Hull City's Abel Hernandez would be better West Brom signing than Odion Ighalo

Watford's Odion Ighalo reacts after missing a chance to score

The Uruguaiyan international is far from prolific but he's a much cheaper option than Odion Ighalo.

If making Chelsea outcast Oscar one of the most expensive players in the history of the game wasn’t enough of an indication that the Chinese Super League has more money than sense, the £20 million transfer fee paid by Changchun Yatai for Odion Ighalo rather sums up the ‘kid in a candy shop’ approach to transfers in Far East Asia, as reported by Sky Sports.

After all, the striker that terrorised Premier League defenders in the first six months of his top flight career declined rapidly in the following year. Ighalo told The Sun that West Brom were interested in a January deal but, taking into account the monstrous price tag and the sub-par form, The Baggies may have dodged a bullet.

Watford's Odion Ighalo reacts after missing a chance to score

Though, as reported by Tuttomercatoweb, they have their sights set on a cheaper, undoubtedly more intelligent signing from another Premier League rival.

Report explains why target snubbed West Brom; did Tony Pulis even need him?

The agent of Hull City striker Abel Hernandez claims that The Baggies, as well as Everton, are tracking his client’s progress with just a year left on his current contract.

And although the Uruguayan’s goal record in the top flight is far from stellar, with seven in 40 Premier League appearances, he has the rapid pace to offer an excellent foil for targetman Salomon Rondon.

Hull City's Abel Hernandez shoots at goal

Furthermore, as shown by his clinical brace against Bournemouth, a lack of service is perhaps the major factor behind his poor goals tally rather than a concerning lack of composure in front of goal.

Tony Pulis scouting 22-year-old title winner; he'd be perfect for West Brom

With Chris Brunt, Matt Phillips and co offering support, Hernandez could finally prove his worth on a weekly basis at The Hawthorns.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch