West Brom seem to really mean business ahead the transfer window. Besides being recently linked to players from Portugal, Spain, and Italy, it’s now time to move the interest to South America.
According to Argentine newspaper Olé on Wednesday, West Brom have started making moves for River Plate striker Lucas Alario. The 24-year-old has been impressing for a couple of seasons now, and attracted interest from several European sides in the past few months.
The problem for West Brom, and other interested sides, is that the Copa Libertadores finishes at the end of the year. So River don’t want to sell their best players before that, and that’s why he’ll only leave for his €18m release clause.
Olé claims that Alario has recently turned down a move to China, but an offer from Europe would be taken differently. When speaking of competition, the newspaper says that Lazio, PSG, and Tottenham are the other clubs interested in the striker, although they don’t seem to have made contact.
West Brom’s interest is taken more seriously than that of Tottenham and the other clubs, despite the level of competition.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham have repeatedly been linked to Alario.
Interest from Tottenham was big news in September for the Argentina media, with the Pochettino link making it all the more interesting, but right now it’s West Brom being given the prominence.