According to a report from Sky Sports' live transfer feed (09/06; 12:50), West Brom have looked to make a real statement at the start of the summer window by making a £7 million bid to sign Bristol City forward Bobby Reid.
The Baggies are preparing for life in the second tier after their relegation from the Premier League this past season. Darren Moore's appointment has created a buzz around the club and given the side the kind of momentum that relegated teams rarely have.
With a number of impressive players within their squad however, the West Brom fans should perhaps brace themselves for a mass clear-out. And it appears that Moore may already be making plans for potential departures.
According to Sky Sports (09/06; 12:50), the Baggies have made a £7 million bid for Reid, who enjoyed a stunning season at Ashton Gate as the Robins threatened to reach the Championship play-off places and got through the semi-finals of the League Cup.
Reid played a key role in Lee Johnson's side's success. The 25-year-old was converted into a forward after generally featuring in the midfield previously in his career, and it proved to be an inspired position change as he provided seven assists and scored 19 goals in the league. Only Matej Vydra scored more in the division.
It remains to be seen what Bristol City make of the offer, but it would be little surprise if they were keen to get even more before they sanctioned a sale. If Reid is capable of getting anywhere near this past season's tally next term, his value would surely rise significantly, and replacing his goals would be a tough task for the Robins if they did sell to West Brom.