Baggies to exploit loan market in this summer’s transfer window.West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace says the club are hoping to exploit the loan market in this summer’s transfer window, and will seek deals for players from other Premier League sides, according to Sky Sports.
Steve Clarke’s side had a great deal of success with the loan signing of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea in 2012/13. The young Belgian striker scored 19 league goals for the Baggies, and looks to have earned himself a regular spot in the Chelsea starting lineup with these displays. Unfortunately for West Brom, this means they will be somewhat short upfront next season without his presence.
In recent history, the club also brought goalkeeper Ben Foster to the club from Birmingham City before signing him permanently, and this has proven to be a safe way for the club to conduct their business, ensuring vast amounts aren’t spent on players who may or may not make it.
Peace has said that they will aim to be ‘creative’ in the transfer market again this summer, and have already identified a list of potential targets that could be realistic, with two of them likely to be players on loan from other Premier League clubs.
“We’ll try to be creative on deals and think outside the box. It’s about making our resources go a lot further,” he explained.
“For example, Ben Foster was a good transfer. We loaned him from Birmingham City and, having worked with him for a year, signed him permanently on terms which we believed were attractive to us.
“The one thing we are going to try to do this year, if we possibly can, is take two Premier League loans.”