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West Brom has been linked to a move by Stade Rennes midfielder Clement Grenier and has just shown why Sam Allardyce should rush to close a deal.
According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, the 66-year-old ‘firefighter’ is willing to add the five cap French into their ranks as he is free to leave the Ligue 1 team before his current contract expires at the end of the season.
Baggies officials are said to be seeing if they can work out a move with Big Sam wanting him as part of a major reform. Grenier is also believed to receive a salary or £ 57k per week.
While Albion was busy getting embarrassingly kicked out of the FA Cup in the third round stage by lower league Blackpool, the 30-year-old impressed in Rennes’s draw with league leader Lyon.
In fact, Grenier scored his first goal from deep playing position alongside Eduardo Camavinga and Steven N’Zonzi.
Is Clement Grenier released a good signing for the WBA?
SofaScore he rated his performance a 7.2, while also surrendering 89% of his 62 passing attempts, making 71 touches and winning three free throws.
This makes him a candidate for that box-to-box role behind Matheus Pereira, and really, it’s something the Brazilian needs to get back to his creative best in role number 10.
After scoring eight goals and a whopping 20 assists last time out, the enigmatic talisman has struggled with just five goal contributions this period, three of which are assists, through Transfer market.
Grenier could unleash his influence later, more than Romaine Sawyers or Jake Livermore, who both have a shocking average. ratings of 6.21 or worse this term.
Former Albion manager Alan Pardew once tried to sign the Frenchman for Newcastle United, citing his “tremendous creative technical ability” as a key attribute to him. Daily express.
Athletic Gunnerblog He claimed that Grenier would have been a “typically astute signing” at the time. Clearly, his experience at the top is why it would be a massive upgrade for someone like Sawyers.
Imagine him and Pereira, the latter could finally thrive in the top flight amid claim (is he is not happy in the club.
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