Lewis Grabban is on the radar of West Bromwich Albion following his decision to leave Nottingham Forest. According to The Athletic, the Baggies are keen to sign the striker with Steve Bruce looking to bolster his attacking ranks.
Grabban ended four years at the City Ground earlier this summer. The Reds offered the 34-year-old a new contract following promotion to the Premier League but the experienced talisman opted to depart at the end of his contract.
Now, he’s on the lookout for a new club. Grabban will still feel he has something to offer; particularly a club in the Championship and a return to play under Bruce could be something that he’d be willing to consider.
Grabban helped Aston Villa reach the play-off final during the 2017/18 campaign. Bruce signed him and he scored eight goals in 15 outings, although they were denied promotion by Fulham who defeated them in the final.
The proven second-tier star knows where the back of the net is. In 147 appearances for the Reds, he scored 55 goals and proved the most prolific goalscorer that the club has seen in many years.
West Brom have made a poor start to the 2022/23 campaign. They have claimed just two points from their opening three games and Bruce will be under pressure to start picking up results.
Steve Cooper would have fancied him staying at Forest. Shortly after he took over, the Reds defeated Birmingham and after a goalscoring performance, he called Grabban ‘brilliant’.
Grabban on West Brom radar and he’ll hope to get a club soon
Moving to a club like West Brom looks ideal for Grabban. He knows what Bruce likes his team to play like and with a plethora of attacking talent, the team should be capable of giving him plenty of chances to score.
Grabban is still a player that will be capable of playing in the Championship. The experienced performer is now in the twilight of his career and he will want to get hooked up with a club soon.
Forest have been very active in the transfer market. Taiwo Awoniyi and Emmanuel Dennis have been added to the attacking department and it’s fair to say that Grabban would have only been a backup option.
His influence in the dressing room would have been a useful attribute. If he does sign for the Baggies in the coming weeks, it’s fair to say that Forest fans will wish him extremely well.