Karlan Grant ended the season on a high with 18 goals and six assists from 44 Championship games while Callum Robinson had a respectable seven goals with nine assists from 43 games, but West Bromwich Albion don’t have another player with more than four goals in the squad and were 17th in the table for goals (52), so Steve Bruce is expected to strengthen the attack this summer.
Steve Madeley of The Athletic says one player on the shortlist is Derby County’s Tom Lawrence. The 28-year-old joined the Rams from Leicester City in 2017 and has gone on to make 185 appearances in all competitions, scoring 37 goals with 25 assists. Lawrence is coming off the back of a decent campaign with Derby, scoring 11 goals with five assists from 38 Championship games.
Lawrence created 52 chances and had 47 successful dribbles, so he’d be a good addition to the West Brom squad. And with his £37k-per-week contract expiring in the coming weeks, he wouldn’t break the bank either. West Brom don’t have lucrative funds for new recruits, so the Welsh international would fit the bill.
Bruce should definitely consider a move as Lawrence is on upgrade on the likes of Matt Phillips (28 games, 3 goals, 2 assists) and Adam Reach (34 games, 2 goals, 2 assists).