West Bromwich Albion will soon make decisions on the futures of four out-of-contract players, according to The Express and Star.
West Brom manager Darren Moore is set to inform this quartet of players about where their future lies before they head out to Portugal next Tuesday to start pre-season training.
Boaz Myhill, Gareth McAuley, James Morrison and Claudio Yacob are waiting to hear whether they will be given new deals, with their current West Brom contracts due to expire at the end of this month.
While it is unclear whether Moore wants to hand new deals to Myhill, McAuley or Yacob, the Baggies are keen on keeping Morrison, if he can prove his fitness.
The Scotland international has been with the West Midlands side for 11 years, playing well over 300 times for the club since his switch from Middlesbrough.
But last year, the 32-year-old midfielder only managed four Premier League outings in an injury-hit campaign and he has to prove that he can stay fit to earn a new deal.
Boro are interested in re-signing Morrison on a free transfer if West Brom do not renew his deal.
Myhill, 35, has largely been back-up to Ben Foster in the last few years and his future is unclear, while McAuley is 38 and on Rangers’ radar.
3-cap Argentinian Yacob, 30, has played nearly 200 games for the Baggies since joining in 2012.
All four of these players could warrant a place in West Brom’s squad for the Championship, but I would understand if West Brom opted against it and turned to new additions instead.
Myhill is a decent back-up option to have in your ranks and could be handed a one-year extension but West Brom might want a younger option instead.
McAuley could be given a coaching and playing role on a short-term deal, especially given Jonny Evans’ exit and interest in Craig Dawson and Ahmed Hegazi.
Midfield duo Morrison and Yacob – if fit – could form a terrific central midfield partnership in the second tier.
West Brom fans – would you reward any of these four players with new deals? Let us know below…