West Brom boss Valerien Ismael has admitted that their transfer business is done unless an outgoing happens first.
Albion have had a relatively quiet window so far, with Matheus Pereira the major exit, whilst Ismael has been able to bring in a few new faces to strengthen the squad, including bringing in Alex Mowatt.
The latest addition was Jordan Hugill, who joined on a season-long loan from Norwich City.
And, speaking to the Express & Star, Ismael acknowledged that could be it for the Baggies unless they can ship players out before the deadline.
“I think at the minute we are satisfied with the last signing. I think only if something happens in the outgoings, then we can do something in the incomings.”
In terms of potential departures, Kenneth Zohore seems the most likely to move on before Tuesday, with the big striker struggling to adapt to Ismael’s demands and he has failed to make the matchday for the past two Championship fixtures.
Even if he leaves on loan, Zohore could free up space in the squad and off the wage bill.
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This is not ideal for West Brom because the sale of Pereira should’ve brought in funds for Ismael to do business if he wanted.
Pleasingly for Albion, it’s not like they’re in a position where they desperately need new faces, as the team have been superb since Ismael arrived.
Nevertheless, we all know the demands of the Championship and it could be risky if further additions aren’t made, leaving the squad short of depth in certain areas, particularly when the financial situation should be relatively healthy.
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