WBA manager insists the club need to spend big this summer.
West Brom manager Steve Clarke has warned the club that they need to spend big this summer if they hope to continue their progress up the Premier League table according to The Sun.
The club are already mathematically safe from relegation this season and look set for their fifth consecutive Premier League campaign.
But Clarke has warned that such is the competitiveness of the English top flight that if the club merely maintain their current squad they will in fact go backwards.
Clarke expressed his belief that the spending of other clubs will see them overtake West Brom.
The former Chelsea coach pleaded to the club’s officials to back him in the summer’s transfer market as he looks to help the side continue their rise up the table.
West Brom made a blistering start to the season which at one point had many tipping them for a place in European competition next season.
The club have been unable to go the distance but their strong early season performances have proved sufficient to see them secure a comfortable mid table finish.
But the club will be without striker Romelu Lukaku next season with the Belgian striker set to return to his parent club Chelsea.
Lukaku is the club’s top scorer this season and Clarke will be making his replacement a top summer priority.