Former Crystal Palace and Wolves forward Bakary Sako is reportedly set to sign for West Brom on a free transfer, after his Palace contract expired in the summer.
The winger reportedly had a number of suitors - including Palace themselves, who were reportedly keen to convince the winger to renew his deal - but game time concerns meant he saw his future elsewhere.
Ex- @Wolves winger @sakobakary26 looks set to be announced as @WBA's latest signing. Sako, 30, underwent a medical at Albion earlier this week. A free agent, he turned down a new deal at @CPFC after his contract ended there this summer and has moved back to the West Midlands.— Tim Nash (@TimNash_1) September 20, 2018
The Midlands club took some time to adapt to life in the Championship, but seem to have got it together in recent weeks, as they sit fourth in the table, having scored 20 goals - more than anyone in the division, including leaders Leeds United.
While the report seems to be some way from concrete on its own, it is corroborated by journalist Matt Wilson, who reports that Sako is currently training with the club ahead of a potential 'short-term contract.'
Darren Moore confirmed this morning that free agent Bakary Sako is training with #wba at the moment. The former #wwfc winger is currently under consideration for a short-term contract (like Hoolahan and Martin were)— Matt Wilson (@mattwilson_star) September 21, 2018
The signing of Sako would add another string on the bow of what is already a very potent attack, and aid Darren Moore's side as they attempt to return to the Premier League on the first time of asking.
He was seemingly close to re-joining Palace during the summer, but the move fell through for reported reasons ranging from Palace having second thoughts, to the player preferring the Championship options on the table.
At any rate, he is an experienced player who knows the division, having scored 38 goals in 124 appearances for West Brom's bitter rivals Wolves - many of which coming in the Championship during the 2014/15 season.
That success would precede his move to Palace, where he would go on to become an important player in the Premier League, before falling out of favour last season.