West Bromwich Albion need to bring in a striker before the January transfer window shuts, with Karlan Grant and Hal Robson-Kanu injured and Charlie Austin being loaned out to Queens Park Rangers.

The Baggies have shown interest in Josh King, Andy Carroll, Cenk Tosun, Josh Windass, Ahmed Musa and Kasper Junker, but Kaveh Solhekol of Sky Sports has claimed (via Football Daily) that Stephane Bahoken is the latest name to pop up on their radar.

The journalist revealed: “West Brom have been offered the chance to sign (… ) a Cameroon international striker who plays for Angers in France. His name is Stephane Bahoken. He’s scored five or six times this season. He’s been offered to West Brom as a loan with an option to buy.”

The 28-year-old joined Angers on a free transfer from Strasbourg in 2018 and has gone on to make 73 appearances in all competitions, scoring 23 goals and supplying five assists. Bahoken has scored five goals and provided one assist in 16 Ligue 1 games this season, finding the net more than Callum Robinson (two) and Grant (one) combined in the Premier League, so he would seem an ideal player to bring in for West Brom.


Albion have scored 11 goals in 17 league games this season and nobody has scored more than twice for them in the top flight in 2020/21, so beggars can’t be choosers.

West Brom don’t have vast funds for new recruits and aren’t shopping in the domestic market this month, so cost-effective players from abroad are all Allardyce can hope for.