West Bromwich Albion are in talks to sign French striker Marc-Antoine Fortune on a loan deal.
Fortune’s agent Mikael Manuelo has said negotiations are under way and 27-year-old Fortune said he is very excited by the prospect of playing in the Premier League.
“There’s an interest from both parties, negotiations are under way, but I have no idea whether the ending will be happy or not,” Manuelo said.
Fortune is currently with AS Nancy Lorraine and has played for Lille, Brest and Utrecht, but says he would relish the challenge of joining Albion.
“I’m dying to play Premier League football, as it has always been my favourite league,” he said.
“Of course, playing for West Brom would be an interesting challenge, but we are yet to start talking with them.
“I’m aware of the fact they aren’t in the ideal position in the league, but if you check the table you’ll see they are only four points behind the 15th-placed team.
“I can see them escaping, and I’d love to be part of that.
“Plenty of French players have made a name for themselves in the Premier League, which shows me that we are respected in England.
“I’ve been thinking about it and I’m very motivated. I want to give my best and helping the club to avoid the drop would be a top challenge.”
Albion have already recruited one striker on loan, Arsenal youngster Jay Simpson, who made his debut against Peterborough United in the FA Cup last weekend.