West Bromwich Albion are lining up a potential January move for out-of-favour Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe, according to The Mirror.

The Baggies are lacking firepower and are overly reliant on star centre forward Salomon Rondon, with a new attacker high on Tony Pulis’ priority list next month.

The Venezuela international is the only recognised and proven number nine in the Baggies squad, with Welshman Hal Robson-Kanu his back-up.

Afobe is a product of the Arsenal youth system but made his name at Wolverhampton Wanderers, before being signed at some cost by the Cherries.

The 23-year-old got a chance to play in the Premier League last season but he has only started one game so far this season, as Joshua King and Callum Wilson are ahead of him in Eddie Howe’s preferences.

It remains to be seen whether or not the move would be on a loan basis or if West Brom will look to sign the striker on a permeant deal.


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