West Bromwich Albion are in the market for a striker this summer and Bristol Live say Peterborough United striker Jonson Clarke-Harris is on their radar. Albion may have competition from Bournemouth to procure his signature, however, as the 26-year-old is coming off the back of a prolific campaign in League One.
Hal Robson-Kanu is out of contract in the coming months, Charlie Austin was loaned out to Queens Park Rangers due to a lack of playing time, Kenneth Zohore hasn’t played for West Brom since June 2020 (Transfermarkt) and Mbaye Diagne may not turn his loan move permanent if the Baggies are relegated, so a new centre-forward may be required.
Clarke-Harris joined Peterborough on a four-year deal from Bristol Rovers last summer and has gone on to make 30 league appearances this season, scoring 21 goals and supplying three assists. He bagged 24 goals in 42 League One games for Rovers (2018-2020) too, so it’s clear that he’s above the third tier (Transfermarkt).
Matheus Pereira is West Brom’s top scorer this season with five goals in the Premier League, but Clarke-Harris has bagged more than four times that tally so he’d be a great asset. The 26-year-old cost Peterborough only £1.26m too, so he may not break the bank either.
Time will tell if Albion make a move, but they’ve reportedly been ‘scouting’ him and ‘have an interest’ in taking things further.