Big-money signing may have played last game for Championship frontrunners

Date published: Monday 4th October 2021 10:50 - James Gordon

Kenneth Zohore

West Brom striker Kenneth Zohore may have played his last game for the club, despite the club failing to offload the frontman over the summer.

Zohore, 27, was an £8million signing from Cardiff in the summer of 2019 but has managed just five goals in 23 appearances.

He was farmed out on loan to Millwall last season, scoring twice.

According to The Athletic, Zohore was keen to move on in the summer and the Baggies were keen to make it happen.

He is under contract for the next two years, but the Dane was happy to walk away.

Although several clubs expressed an interest, no deal could be struck.

Zohore has three appearances to his name for Albion this season. He’s started once in the League Cup and has two substitute appearances in the Championship to his name.

However, after featuring for a grand total of 86 minutes, his time in a WBA shirt looks to be over.


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Down the pecking order

Though manager Valerien Ismael remained diplomatic when pressed on the striker’s availability, journalist Steve Madeley rates any chance of a return unlikely.

Ismael said: “He has been injured in the last few weeks.

“He is a West Brom player, so it doesn’t change anything with our thoughts on Ken. He was injured. So for a few weeks, he was out. He needs to get back his fitness now and he needs to get the confidence of having his fitness back.

“But when Ken is 100 per cent fit, we know we have another possibility in our front three with him.”

Grady Diangana, Matt Phillips, Karlan Grant, Callum Robinson and Jordan Hugill are all ahead of Zohore in the pecking order.

A Denmark Under 21 international, Zohore was signed by former boss Slaven Bilic and ex-technical director Luke Dowling, who left back in June.

He averaged a goal every four games during a three-year spell at Cardiff.

His former clubs include Copenhagen, Fiorentina and Brondby.

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