West Brom will enter the market for at least one more striker in the summer and Tony Pulis does prefer the bigger, physical forwards to lead his attacking line.
The Baggies are said to be interested in signing Napoli striker Duvan Zapata in the summer but the Serie A side have slapped a £16m price-tag on his shoulders, which would be a club-record fee for West Brom, as reported by Tuttomercatoweb.
Zapata arrived in Italian football in August 2013 when he joined Napoli from Argentine side Estudiantes for a £6.35m fee but he hardly lit it up, scoring 15 goals in 54 appearances in all competitions for Napoli.
He’s spent the last two seasons on loan at Udinese where he’s found the net at a similar rate, scoring 18 goals in 62 appearances. Udinese do have an option to buy the Colombian in the summer but they don’t appear likely to pick it up.
The 26-year-old was set to move to the Premier League in 2013 prior to joining Napoli when West Ham had struck a deal for his signature, but they failed to secure a work permit for his transfer.