West Brom should use potential Oli Burke sale to fund Nick Powell move

Darren Moore head coach

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly willing to let Oliver Burke leave The Hawthorns with a number of Premier League sides monitoring his situation.

Oliver Burke of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0  during the Carabao Cup First Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Luton Town at The Hawthorns...

It was reported by The Sun on Sunday (14/10; page 61) that West Brom are willing to consider selling £15 million winger Oliver Burke as they look to fund a move for Bradley Dack.

Dack has been sensational for Blackburn, but Rovers are not going to let their talisman leave on the cheap, especially if they find themselves anywhere near the top six in the Championship when the January window opens.

 

But with the Daily Mail recently reporting that Harvey Barnes could be recalled from his loan spell by Leicester City in the winter, it is imperative that Darren Moore has his eye on a potential replacement who can link up with the front two in the way that Barnes has done in devastating fashion this term.

Dack would be a superb target if the Baggies can get something done, but perhaps they should also consider a move for Nick Powell as it should be much easier to land the Wigan Athletic star.

Nick Powell of Wigan Athletic during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Wigan Athletic at Bet365 Stadium on August 22, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

The Sunday Mirror (07/10; page 65) reported this month that Powell is out of contract at the end of the season and has rejected a new deal from the Latics. The signs certainly hint that he is on his way out of the DW Stadium at some stage.

And West Brom should consider offering Wigan a fee to take him in January with the potential alternative being that he leaves for nothing in the summer. 

Powell has had a direct hand in the same number of goals as Barnes and one less than Dack. He has scored four and provided three assists for Wigan, so he could be prove a fantastic option if Burke is sold, Barnes needs replacing and Dack is unattainable. 

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