Former West Bromwich Albion striker Kevin Campbell has claimed to Football Insider that he believes the club can raise up to £30 million if they sell Matheus Pereira and Sam Johnstone this summer.
Baggies boss Valerien Ismael recently commented on the speculation during an interview with BBC Sport and claimed that he expects both players to leave the Hawthorns this summer amidst transfer interest from other clubs.
Both players are currently under contract with the Midlands outfit until 2024 and 2022 respectively and would both command significant fees in the current market due to their standout performances for Albion last term.
Now, Campbell has claimed that the club could be in line for a massive windfall this summer if they agree the correct deals to sell their two stars:
“I think Ismael has been told that he has to sell in order to buy and he will want to put his own stamp on that squad.
“If they can get £30million for the pair of them then I think they have done really well. It is achievable as well because they are both top players.
“Teams know that West Brom are not in a strong position after being relegated. Clubs know that they need to sell.
“I think think they will get decent offers though because Johnstone and Pereira are very decent players. Ismael needs money to be able to move and shake.”
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Pereira was in fine form for the Baggies last season as he notched up an impressive 12 goals and six assists across all competitions, with many being impressed by his adaption to playing in the Premier League.
Meanwhile Johnstone kept six clean sheets and put in some solid performances between the sticks for Albion as they eventually succumbed to relegation.
It seems almost inevitable that the aforementioned duo will leave the Hawthorns this summer as they are arguably far too good to be back playing in the Sky Bet Championship.
I think a target of £30 million in profit is certainly achievable for West Brom and I would think that they would be able to garner a bit more than that if they negotiate the deals correctly.
Pereira still has three years left on his contract, so therefore they could ask for a much higher fee than they could for Johnstone.
Add to the fact that both players were standout performers for the club despite their overall shortcomings and many will be wondering what they will be capable of if they move to bigger clubs this summer.