West Brom lead the race to sign Daryl Dike from Orlando City on loan in January with Valerien Ismael keen to reunite with former Barnsley striker
- West Brom boss manager Valerien Ismael wants to boost his strikeforce
- The 21-year-old USA international striker scored 11 goals in the MLS last season
- Crystal Palace, Leeds United and Newcastle have also been linked with Dike
West Bromwich Albion are in talks over a loan deal for Orlando City striker Daryl Dike.
The 21-year-old USA international previously worked with manager Valerien Ismael at Barnsley scoring nine goals in 14 starts on the way to the play-offs and is now ready to help his old boss in Albion’s bid for promotion.
A number of clubs have been following Dike’s form during the past MLS season, where he scored another 11 goals, with the likes of Crystal Palace, Leeds United and Newcastle all linked.
Championship side West Brom are in talks over a loan deal for Orlando City striker Daryl Dike
Albion have been short of goals in comparison to their promotion rivals this season and Ismael has been searching for a solution.
Aston Villa’s Keinan Davis, Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun and Rhys Healey of Toulouse are among the names to have been discussed but Ismael knows what Dike can provide and wants the American to bolster his attack.
Talks are ongoing with Albion willing to make the move permanent in the summer.
Albion have also made a new contract offer to their highly rated teenage prospect Reyes Cleary but are wary of competition from Bayern Munich for the 17-year-old centre forward.
The 21-year-old USA international scored nine goals in 14 starts during his spell at Barnsley