West Brom boss Valerien Ismael has admitted that any new signings before Tuesday’s deadline will depend on shifting players out.
Even though Albion have had a relatively quiet summer, with Matheus Pereira leaving the club in a big-money deal to Al-Hilal, it appears their business could be complete.
That’s after Ismael confirmed that they will be relying on someone departing to free up wages and a space in the squad before entering the market.
Whilst it’s still possible that Kenneth Zohore could secure a move away, that would still appear to mean only one new addition would arrive.
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And, even though the Baggies have enjoyed a fantastic start to the season, many fans are concerned about the depth at the club, particularly because of the demands Ismael places on the players.
Here we look at some of the reaction to the news, with the support angry that money isn’t available considering the business that has already taken place…
Different season same old Albion🥱 https://t.co/QiMjT8jfCq
— Jack (@buutler9) August 26, 2021
This worries me massively. We were never going to spend the entirety of MP money given loss last year, but having to sell to buy after spending 2m does not smell good at all. We saw only yesterday how threadbare our squad is #wba https://t.co/EWIqe7ZgCV
— Sam Taylor (@ouestlesamuel) August 26, 2021
2 or 3 signings could be the difference of promotion and not. The current squad size isn't big enough to cope with injuries and bans in the system VI uses. Tactic looks to be promotion at no expense and to suck up as much money as possible along the way for the owner #WBA https://t.co/VvccR4V7el
— Karl Steadman (@KarlSteadman1) August 26, 2021
— 𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙩𝙩 (@scottwba_) August 26, 2021
You can forget promotion if this is the case https://t.co/60TdcnPbNu
— Brad Smith (@BradSmith_24) August 26, 2021
Grim. If we do some how make it up, it will be in spite of the clubs ownership. https://t.co/P4hIGHtIWi
— Gavin Poulton (@gavin_poulton) August 26, 2021
This is a joke right? We've got no one to move out https://t.co/jgq8pxscjU
— MATT (@greedychops88) August 26, 2021