_ap_ufes{"success":true,"siteUrl":"the4thofficial.net","urls":{"Home":"http://the4thofficial.net","Category":"http://the4thofficial.net/category/leagues/scottish-league/aberdeen/","Archive":"http://the4thofficial.net/2017/01/","Post":"http://the4thofficial.net/2017/01/sunderland-eyeing-double-swoop-everton-duo-season-changing-deal/","Page":"http://the4thofficial.net/how-to-submit-an-article/","Attachment":"http://the4thofficial.net/?attachment_id=31022","Nav_menu_item":"http://the4thofficial.net/2016/10/fpl/","Wpcf7_contact_form":"http://the4thofficial.net/?post_type=wpcf7_contact_form&p=2192"}}_ap_ufee
NAPLES, ITALY - AUGUST 01: Manolo Gabbiadini of Napoli in action during the pre-season friendly match between SSC Napoli and OGC Nice at Stadio San Paolo on August 1, 2016 in Naples, Italy.  (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Have West Brom Found The Perfect Partner For Rondon Up Front?

It is now West Bromwich Albion, who are in the queue to land Napoli’s forward Manolo Gabbiadini. One of the hottest prospect this transfer window, the 25-year-old has been linked with numerous Premier League clubs like West Ham United, Stoke City, Everton, Southampton and German Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.

According to reports, Tony Pulis has already made a move for the Italian forward to wrap things up ahead of the long line of suitors. Wolfsburg was the primary destination for Gabbiadini until some time back, but the German side are now willing to take him on loan and assess him before placing a bid of 15 million pounds next summer. However, the Baggies are willing to strike a permanent deal this January and that could be a better option for Napoli.

After finishing the first half of the season in a strong position, West Brom are going all out to reinforce their squad. Pulis is optimistic that Saido Berahino will agree terms on a new contract, although Stoke City have been hot on his heels. Apart from that, West Brom have also made a sensational bid for Sporting Lisbon’s Portugal international midfielder William Carvalho, who has a £38million buy-out clause. They have also inquired for Everton midfielder, James McCarthy.

However, Gabbiadini seems like a realistic option and someone who could bring more sharpness to West Brom’s attack. With only Salomon Rondon as an option, West Brom have struggled a lot in big games. With Berahino lacking match fitness, options up front have been immensely limited for the manager and he would need an effective forward to produce in big matches.

gabbiadini

Gabbiadini scored for Napoli against Sampdoria as they came from behind to win 2-1. He has now scored seven goals in three Serie A games and one in the Champions League. Although the figures don’t tell much about his quality, his versatility makes him an effective option in the attacking third.

Standing in at 181 cm, he could be really strong from the set-pieces, which is an essential attribute in the Premier League. He is known for his shooting prowess in the Italian league. Gabbiadini is a dead-ball specialist as well and scored some stunning free kicks last season. Another huge advantage he would bring is his ability to play anywhere in the attacking third.

The only concern, however, would be his hasty passing. Although it could be a hindrance for him in the league, he could improve it fast playing alongside Nacer Chadli, James Morrison and Darren Chadli. He isn’t quite habituated to defending in Serie A and if he comes, he has to adapt to it fast.

Facebook Comments

comments

Share This Article

Bournemouth Want This Portuguese Starlet From Serie A: Has Howe Found A Potential World Beater?

Next Story »

Rangers Want This Premier League Striker: Why Warburton Should Get The Deal Done In A Jiffy

T40 SCOUTING

  • Hoffenheim's forward Mark Uth and Dortmund's Spanish defender Marc Bartra vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between TSG Hoffenheim and BVB Borussia Dortmund at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim, southern Germany, on December 16, 2016. / AFP / Amelie QUERFURTH / RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBID IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050
        (Photo credit should read AMELIE QUERFURTH/AFP/Getty Images)

    Complete SWOT Analysis Of This Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Target

    6 days ago

    German Bundesliga has always been the factory of producing fine talents who go on to become the superstars in due course of time. Many also attract interest ...

    Read More
  • Monaco's French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (R) vies with Caen's French-Beninese midfielder Jordan Adeoti (L) during the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Caen (SMC) on December 21, 2016 at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. / AFP / VALERY HACHE        (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

    SWOT Analysis of Chelsea’s Latest Transfer Target: What Can This Youngster Offer?

    2 weeks ago

    After the 2015-16 season, which was handicapped by managerial ramifications, off-field tantrums and shambolic performances, Chelsea seems to be back in the groove. Antonio Conte’s appointment at ...

    Read More
  • FBL-GER-BUNDESLIGA-BAYERN-MUNICH-WOLFSBURG

    Complete SWOT Analysis Of This Chelsea And Arsenal Target: Does He Have The Mettle?

    2 weeks ago

    The January transfer window has kicked in and the clubs are planning and plotting for various transfers which can aid to their cause. Amidst the reports that ...

    Read More
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 06: Carlo Ancelotti (C), Mats Hummels (R) and Renato Sanches  of FC Bayern Munich pose before a a training session starts at Allianz Arena on August 6, 2016 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Marc Mueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    Report Card: How The Bayern Munich Newcomers Have Fared So Far?

    3 weeks ago

    Following the departure of Pep Guardiola, Bayern Munich appointed new manager Carlo Ancelotti as their new head coach in the summer. The Italian hinted about the quality ...

    Read More
  • DORTMUND, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20:  Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg at Signal Iduna Park on December 20, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    Is Dembele Turning Out To Be The Signing Of the Season At Borussia Dortmund?

    4 weeks ago

    Before the season started, there were growing insecurities over Borussia Dortmund. The enormously grown Ruhr-based club managed to sign a player, who was deemed as Europe’s best ...

    Read More