West Brom are ready to bid a joint £10m for the services of Brentford duo, £6m for Ryan Woods and £4m for Romaine Sawyers. The Bees are known to develop players and later selling them at a hefty profit making the relegated Baggies their new customer. Darren Moore is right to go after new players if he is to make the quick jump back into the Premier League after just one season in the second division.
West Brom finished the previous campaign in the second last spot of the English top-flight despite making an astonishing late run for survival. Now with Moore appointed as the permanent head coach, the club is expected to undergo a few personnel changes.
Most of the high profile names might just be out of the side, come August and ideal replacements will have to be brought in prior to their departure. Let us consider the possibility of Sawyers making his way over from the Greater London to the Hawthorns this summer.
The 26-year-old is a prime attacking talent who can make his entire team tick with the ball under his feet. Sawyers is currently considered as one of best midfielders in the Championship and is one of the hidden gems in English football.
He appeared in 44 games for the Bees last term to help his side closely contest for a spot in the playoffs. He scored 5 and assisted another 5 from almost every position in the offensive end of the pitch but unfortunately could not finish any closer than the 9th spot of the points table.
Standing at 5 feet 9 inches, Sawyers has the agility and technical prowess to almost toy with opposition defenders on his best days. The midfielder’s vision is at par with some of the league’s best and allows him to create the mind-boggling plays that he does on a regular basis.
The Englishman spent the past 2 seasons with Brentford and still has 2 more seasons left in his current contract. He switched over from Walsall in the summer of 2016 after making 161 appearances for the League One outfit and scoring 18 and assisting 25 in the process.
Sawyers is exactly the type of player that West Brom need at the moment. Their attacking lineup hardly has any creative heads to consistently rely upon and the 26-year-old Englishman can be the perfect man to eradicate their worries and put in telling balls into the opposition’s final third consistently.