West Brom drop the ball as Huddersfield Town edge nearer Steve Mounie

West Brom manager Tony Pulis

Huddersfield Town appear to have won the race for Ligue 1 scoring sensation Steve Mounie - meaning West Brom are still without a reliable striker.

Huddersfield manager David WagnerHuddersfield manager David Wagner is set to receive a new striker

Huddersfield Town may only have been a Premier League team for a number of weeks but it appears they are already embracing the traditions of the big league.

Namely, by spending huge transfer fees. It’s remarkable that The Terriers are a top flight team at all when you consider that German defender Christopher Schindler, who cost just £1.8 million from 1860 Munich (The Examiner), became their record signing as recently as 12 months ago.

Yet, it appears that they are now about to smash that deal out of the park this summer. L’Equipe claims that Huddersfield will have a new club-record addition sooner rather than later after making an £11.5 million move for Montpellier striker Steve Mounie.

This certainly looks like a sensible addition. Despite returning to the top flight after over 40 years away, Elias Kachunga was Huddersfield’s top scorer with just 10 league goals.

Mounie, however, hit 13 in a remarkable breakthrough campaign for a struggling Montpellier side in Ligue 1.

West Brom hardly over the Moun

However, with the Benin international closing in on a move to Yorkshire, West Brom fans are more than entitled to ask why he is not heading for the Midlands instead. The Daily Mail claimed earlier this month that The Baggies were chasing Mounie along with Watford and West Ham.

Steve MounieSteve Mounie was on loan at Ligue 2 Nimes as recently as 2015/16

It was little surprise, given that main striker Salomon Rondon endured an indifferent season, going four months without a Premier League goal. Hal Robson-Kanu, more a versatile work horse than a reliable goalscorer, provided just two himself.

Mounie, at the age of just 22, would have been a sound investment for a team crying out for a consistent goal threat. And, at £11.5 million, he would have hardly broken the bank of a club backed by wealthy Chinese investors.

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As it stands, however, it appears that West Brom have dropped the ball big time.

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