By Ross Jones

10th Oct, 2020 | 7:05pm

'I wanted to go' - WBA player claims Bilic tried to sign him in previous job

West Brom loanee Filip Krovinovic has revealed that Slaven Bilic tried to sign him before he took over in the dugout at The Hawthorns. 

The Benfica midfielder rejoined the Baggies on a temporary deal in the latter stages of the transfer window, having helped the club to promotion during the 2019/20 campaign.

But the player has claimed that his Croatian compatriot tried to secure a deal for him while he was still in charge of Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad Jeddah.

As quoted by the Birmingham Mail, he said: “So before the first year I had some contact with him. He had an interest to bring me to Saudi Arabia.

“I wanted to go, it would only have been a loan from the winter to the summer, but Benfica didn’t let me go so I didn’t go.