West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt has revealed he’d like to remain with the club next season, whichever division they find themselves in.
As reported by the Express and Star, Brunt has spoken of his commitment to the club, but has also conceded that if the Baggies are not promoted, some of their current stars will have to be sold.
They’re currently fourth in the table and without a manager following Darren Moore’s sacking, but were buoyed by a recent win against Swansea to reassert their spot in the top six.
Now 34-year-old Brunt has given them a boost. When asked if he’d be staying at the Hawthorns, he replied; “I think so, unless somebody tells me otherwise.”
“You never know, a new manager might come in and I might be out the door next week! That’s the reality of football, I’ve hung on for 12 years now! They’ll do well to get rid of me, I’ll go kicking and screaming out the door.”
“But that’s down to whoever comes in. Of course I’d like to stay.”
He admitted that some of the higher earners might be trimmed in the event of another Championship season.
“Things could be a lot different in the summer. The players we held onto may end up having to be sold, inevitably some of them will be sold to balance books.”
Brunt joined the Baggies for £3m in 2007 and has made 400 appearances for them in all competitions.
I’d be surprised if a new manager did want to keep Brunt. Without being harsh on him, he’s been great for them over the years, he’s getting on a bit and hasn’t been a staple of the first team this season.
If they don’t go up, it will be a very different West Brom team we see in action next season.