Spending last season on loan at Nimes Olympique on loan from Montpellier, Steve Mounié’s return to his club this campaign has been a success.
Scoring 13 goals in 27 league appearances this season, the young striker is quickly making a name for himself in Ligue 1, and is, in the process, catching the eye of more than one Premier League club.
Standing at around 6’3”, the 23-year-old has the attributes a few clubs in England are looking for, according to Football365, including West Brom and Middlesbrough.
Aitor Karanka’s former club, now managed by Steve Agnew, have struggled to find the back of the net this season, and bringing in a forward capable of scoring goals regularly at the Riverside will be one of their main summer goals.
As for West Brom, with Salomon Rondon the only natural number nine in Tony Pulis’ squad currently, the Baggies will also be on the lookout for a striker capable of either standing in for the Venezuelan, or playing alongside him if needs be.
Mounié, showing good pace for his size, could perform either role, and with Montpellier unlikely to refuse attractive offers for any player in their squad, a deal should be possible.
Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester City are also said to be interested in bringing Mounié to the King Power Stadium, but with so many players in his position already on their books, time on the pitch might not be guaranteed, and a move to West Brom or Middlesbrough might be preferable.