One of the biggest West Brom stories over the international break has been the current ownership of the club.

The story started when information from financial data gathering company Orbis suggested that a Mrs Yasha Ge was the new owner of West Bromwich Albion.

However, Express & Star journalist Joseph Masi has said that he has done some digging and found documents that prove that Guochuan Lai is still the owner of the club.

However, he did also say that there was a lot he couldn’t talk about just yet.

Talking on the latest episode of the Baggies Broadcast Masi said, “I wanted to look more into it, but it’s difficult. I know this is a terrible answer for this podcast but there are things at this moment in time that I can’t talk about. I just can’t talk about them without being able to back them up.

“But one thing I can say is that Lai is definitely the owner. More to reassure people I’ve done more digging and I managed to get some documents that prove Guochuan Lai is West Brom’s owner.

“However, there are some serious questions that Guochuan Lai needs to answer.”

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This will both reassure and worry West Brom fans – it doesn’t seem like there’s anything that can paint a completely rosy picture of the club at the moment.

It does seem like Lai is still the official owner of the club but we don’t think this is a story that’s going to go away any time soon.

However, what’s important for the club now is to focus on matters on the pitch, with Man United next up in the Premier League.

They’re facing a mini-crisis and could be forced to put out a seriously weakened side, with stars like Marcus Rashford a doubt.

West Brom will take any help they can get and Slaven Bilic will be looking for another reaction after his players gave so much but fell agonisingly short against Tottenham before the international break.

Three points would make West Brom fans feel a whole lot happier about what’s going on at The Hawthorns.

In other West Brom news, Gallagher: This is what Bilic said in dressing room after last-gasp West Brom defeat v Spurs


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