Would Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah be a good fit for West Brom?

Published on: 08 August 2018

West Brom have been linked with a move for Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah after the season opener revealed some midfield frailties.

The Baggies started the season with a 4-4-2 and Chris Brunt and Jake Livermore struggled to command midfield against Bolton.

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Now, the club has been linked with the midfielder from Torino - who themselves have been strongly linked with Albion defender Kieran Gibbs.

But is he right for the Albion? We take a look at him:

What is Acquah's background?

He is hugely established in Italy, where he has played getting on for 200 matches.

Acquah started off at Palermo, where he played 31 games before two loan spells at Parma.

He also played 10 matches for Sampdoria before really breaking through at Torino. He has been near ever present for the past three seasons.

He has also played 29 matches for Ghana.

What sort of player is he?

He is known as a tenacious player, of real use in winning the ball back.

He is capable of playing box-to-box due to his pace, physicality, stamina and abilities as a ball-winner.

For this reason, he has been compared to Ghana compatriot Michael Essien.

However, his record at the other end of the pitch - assists and goals - leaves a lot to be desired.

Acquah's strength is in dominating the centre of the pitch and allowing more attacking players to get forward.

Why does he wear 94?

Acquah said he had chosen shirt 94 in dedication of his mother, who was involved a car accident and survived that year.

What are his stats on Fifa 18?

Acquah has an overall rating of 74, which isn't bad.

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