For every Jamie Vardy, there is a Jordan Bowery.
But with West Bromwich Albion’s lack of firepower undermining their survival hopes, the Baggies need a goal-scorer, fast. And a quick glance at Max Watters’ statistics suggest he is exactly that.
In fact, no one in any of England’s top five division – and we include the Premier League in that – has scored more non-penalty goals per 90 minutes than Crawley Town’s talisman.
In 14 matches, Watters has scored 12 times for the League Two outfit with a double against Mansfield Town last time out – including a sublime, first-time lob – highlighting the potential of a centre-forward capable of playing at a far higher level.
Making the step up from League Two to League One is hard enough, however. Going from the fourth tier to the top flight in one fell swoop is an altogether different challenge.
Then again, plenty of West Brom fans would be happy to see a punt being taken on a London-born 21-year-old who worked briefly with Baggies legend Darren Moore at Doncaster Rovers last season.
“He’s got all the attributes,” Moore told the Free Press of Watters. “He’s a powerful man, he can play in a variety of positions in that front line. He boasts tremendous speed.
“He’s got an eye for goal and gets in the right places. He’s got wonderful attributes.”
Can those ‘wonderful attributes’ be translated to the Premier League, in a West Brom side who have scored just eight times in 11 matches?
The Mail reports that similarly goal-shy Watford are keen too, with Crawley expected to demand around £1 million.