Baggies linked with Berg
West Brom have been linked with a loan move for striker Marcus Berg from Bundesliga giants Hamburg.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 07/07/10 2:54pm
Premier League newcomers West Brom have been linked with a loan move for striker Marcus Berg from Bundesliga giants Hamburg.
General manager Bastian Reinhardt has stated that the club have already advised the Sweden international, who made his name by netting seven goals in four games at the 2009 European U21 championships, to look out for a new club this summer.
Berg has already attracted interest from a number of Premier League clubs including Everton and Tottenham, although Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven have also shown a keen interest in taking the 23-year-old back to the Eredivisie where he was a star with Groningen.
Reinhardt told BILD: "I have been talking to Marcus about his future and we advised him that it would be better if he left the club on a loan spell elsewhere.
"It would be extremely difficult for him to grab a first-team opportunity at our club this coming season."
Berg signed for the Germans back in the summer of 2009 for more than £9million.
However, the striker failed to produce the same sort of form which he showed for his country at the Nordbank Arena, immediately falling down the pecking order under previous manager Bruno Labbadia, netting just four goals on 30 games.
Baggies boss Roberto Di Matteo is now reportedly interested in the Swede as he looks to bolster his attack ahead of the new Premier League campaign.