West Brom agree loan deal for striker Mbaye Diagne from Galatasaray

West Brom agree loan deal for Mbaye Diagne with Galatasaray striker set to sign for the rest of the season and help Sam Allardyce’s relegation battlers

  • West Brom have brought in firepower after agreeing a loan for Mbaye Diagne 
  • The striker is set to arrive from Galatasaray for the remainder of the campaign 
  • Baggies desperately need goals after scoring just 15 goals in 20 games so far
  • Diagne has previously featured for Juventus, Kasimpasa and Club Brugge 

Striker Mbaye Diagne will become a West Brom player for the rest of the season after a deal was agreed on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old will arrive to help Sam Allardyce’s relegation battlers as they bid to turn around their campaign and retain top flight status.

Galatasaray have rubber-stamped the deal with the Midlands club though it remains unknown as to whether an option to buy has been included within the agreement.

West Brom have brought in firepower after agreeing a loan for Galatasaray's Mbaye Diagne

West Brom have brought in firepower after agreeing a loan for Galatasaray’s Mbaye Diagne

The Senegalese No.90 will arrive at the Hawthorns and sign for the rest of the season

The Senegalese No.90 will arrive at the Hawthorns and sign for the rest of the season

Senegal international Diagne has scored nine goals from 15 appearances this season in Turkey, suggesting he could be the answer to the Baggies toothless issues in front of goal.

Allardyce has recognised an urgent need for for firepower within the ranks with West Brom having scored just 15 goals in 20 games so far this season.

Diagne is well traveled and will bring experience to the Baggies’ set-up, having previously featured for the likes of Juventus, Kasimpasa and Club Brugge.

Sam Allardyce (left) recognised a need for firepower with West Brom having only scored 15

Sam Allardyce (left) recognised a need for firepower with West Brom having only scored 15

The striker started his career at ASD Brandizzo in Italy.

Allardyce’s side must now recover from their 5-0 mauling at the hands of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Tuesday night, before two upcoming crunch fixtures.

On Saturday the Baggies host fellow relegation-battlers Fulham, before facing Chris Wilder’s bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United away on Tuesday night.

Both games will be seen as must-win by Allardyce, and could have huge bearing on the fight for survival this season. 

Advertisement