West Brom manager Pepe Mel is keen to reunite with Arsenal starlet Joel Campbell, who worked under the Spaniard at Real Betis last season.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference earlier today, Mel said 21-year-old Campbell - who has spent the season on loan with Olympiakos - would be a superb summer acquisition for the Baggies.
"Joel Campbell was a player with me at Betis, a very good player and it is possible for the future at West Brom," Mel told reporters. "He would be a good player for West Brom .
"He could play for Albion if I stay here."
It is currently unclear whether Mel, who is close to keeping West Brom in the Premier League for next season following last weekend’s 1-0 victory over West Ham, will stay at the Hawthorns once the campaign finishes. The 51-year-old, who was appointed in January, is poised to discuss this summer’s transfer budget with the club’s board before making a decision over his future.
If he stays then West Brom have a real chance of securing the services of one of the world’s most exciting young talents. Campbell, a Costa Rica international with 31 caps to his name, has flourished this season with the Greek champions - and hit the headlines in February after scoring an excellent goal against Manchester United in the Champions League last 16.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger could agree to loan Campbell to the Baggies next season - unless, of course, the Frenchman plans on using the attacking winger in his own first team during the 2014/15 campaign.