Andy Carroll has failed to have much of a career in the Premier League since leaving Newcastle United for Liverpool in 2011, however, the striker managed to score his first league goal for the Magpies against Leicester City in almost a decade with a thumping volley towards the end of the game.
Now, with Joelinton and Callum Wilson keeping the injury-prone Englishman out of the side, it's fair to say his days at St James' Park are once again numbered. Carroll is still 31 years old and proved last time out against the Foxes he can still be a goal threat, and whilst there are no intentions for Steve Bruce to sell him, a move elsewhere could tempt him.
One of these moves could be West Bromwich Albion, as the latest Baggies manager, Sam Allardyce, looks to build a team of his own at the Hawthornes, having taken the job just last month. Within this time, Allardyce has managed to register a famous draw at Anfield, but also lose 5-0 to Leeds United and 4-0 to Arsenal both at home and clearly, right now, needs players of his own.
Reports have been circling on a move for Carroll, with Allardyce looking at the former England international as one of the saviours for their season, given the ex-Liverpool striker's exceptional aerial ability and constant threat to defenders in the air.
The out-of-favour Newcastle man hasn't asked for a transfer, nor has there been an official enquiry from West Brom, however, it remains a likely transfer, given how much Carroll seems to align with Allardyce's tactics and strikers of the past.
Odds for Carroll to join West Brom are at 5/1.