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30th Jan 2018

Alan Pardew set to bring World Cup winner to West Brom

West Ham were also interested

Reuben Pinder

What a signing he would be.

West Bromwich Albion look set to sign World Cup winner André Schürrle on loan, according to reports, as Borussia Dortmund look to offload the forward.

The Baggies signed Daniel Sturridge on loan yesterday with Alan Pardew looking to rejuvenate their attack in their bid to survive in the Premier League.

A series of Premier League clubs , including West Ham, have shown interest in signing the former Chelsea winger on loan, but West Brom appear to be leading the race and reported to be in extensive talks.

Schürrle is reportedly paid £90,000 a week by Dortmund who want West Brom to pay 100% of his wage, but negotiations over what proportion of his wages West Brom have to cover are prolonging the deal.

Jay Rodriguez scored two goals in the space of four minutes against Liverpool on Saturday night and the prospect of a front three featuring him, Sturridge and Schürrle is a reason for Baggies fans to get excited. The German’s arrival could see James McClean leave, with Derby interested in taking the Irishman on loan.

West Brom will see the deal as a risk worth taking as they try to escape the drop. They are currently 19th on 20 points, only above rock bottom Swansea on goal difference. However, they have looked more threatening of late, a few weeks after Alan Pardew replaced Tony Pulis as manager.