The West Bromwich Albion attacker has improved under Slaven Bilic and is in great form for The Hawthorns side.
A number of West Bromwich Albion fans have been commenting on Twitter about a training-ground clip uploaded by the Baggies channel showing off a moment of magic from Hal Robson-Kanu.
The 30-year-old has been impressive for Slaven Bilic’s side over the past few weeks, coming off the substitutes’ bench to score three goals in his last four Championship games (Transfermarkt).
Robson-Kanu had previously been somewhat of an unpopular figure amongst sections of the West Brom fanbase – the Twitter reaction to his new deal until 2021 was lukewarm at best – but since then, he has kicked on and done well.
In the Palm Training Ground video captioned “the fanciest of flicks from @RobsonKanu in training”, the Wales international meets a delivery from the right with a cheeky backheel and finds the back of the net.
Some Albion fans showed their appreciation and a few were even baffled – in a good way – at how a player who was previously under a lot of criticism has “turned into Ronaldo”:
What can’t this guy do— liam (@IiamwbaV4) 7 November 2019
Quite simply, the best— alf (@alfwbaV3) 7 November 2019
Why’s he turned into prime r9— Electric Mudkip (@ElectricMudz) 7 November 2019
He’s turned into Ronaldo since he’s signed a new deal— Jord (@jordsmith23x) 7 November 2019
Kanu is one of a few players who seem completely different under Bilić. Inatead of backing into players to fall over like previous seasons, he’s simply playing football and impressing everyone who is watching him.— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) 7 November 2019
Keep up the great work Kanu
Used to call him Welsh Messi for a joke. Now its coming a reality under Slav #wba— James Hamilton (@JamesHamiltonGK) 7 November 2019
Kanu has turned into a better player under Bilic— james duffy (@barryd19651) 7 November 2019
Robson-Kanu has been at West Brom since since moving to The Hawthorns from Reading in the summer of 2016 and has notched up 12 goals and two assists in 103 appearances, according to Transfermarkt.