Friday, 31st January, 2014

Espanyol striker Thievy Bifouma has homed into West Bromwich Albion's sights with manager Pepe Mel keen to add to his forward line.

Mel, who had coached Real Betis in Spain before joining West Brom, is a fan of the 21-year-old, now more than ever with Nicolas Anelka potentially facing a five-match ban.

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Bifouma is a France youth international, and also made his way up the Espanyol ladder, since joining them from Racing Strassbourg in January 2010.

And with West Brom's survival under persistent doubt this season, Mel was today quoted on the club website as saying: "Thievy is a young player, who scores goals, and he is a possibility.


"Today is a long day. At the moment there is no news but I hope for at least one more player. There are a lot of names but one striker is possible here today.

"But getting [Victor] Anichebe playing good matches, Saido Berahino is a good player in the three position and [Matej] Vydra too.

"Therefore it is not dangerous if another striker does not come in."

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