West Brom defender Cedric Kipre hasn’t enjoyed a brilliant start to life at the Hawthorns since arriving at the Hawthorns.
The Ivorian hasn’t featured in the Premier League, and Slaven Bilic has held talks with the 23-year-old over his immediate future with the Baggies.
Birmingham Live have reported that Kipre could be allowed to leave the Hawthorns on a temporary basis in the January window.
Bilic confirmed recently that Kipre has to understand the Albion pecking order, something that he is currently at the bottom of.
Branislav Ivanovic, Kyle Bartley, Semi Ajayi and Dara O’Shea are all currently above Kipre, and that must be worrying.
For a team who haven’t won a single game in the Premier League yet, it is concerning that a defender hasn’t shown enough to jump in the pecking order yet.
That either says that Bilic is set on his options, or Kipre isn’t doing enough in training to impress and catch the eye.
Both of his outings this season have come in the Carabao Cup, and a loan exit in January seems to be the only way out as it stands.
Many West Brom fans have reacted to the update, and the majority are disappointed to see that a new arrival could already be on the way to the exit door.
Some have claimed that it was a waste of money and that Kipre shouldn’t have been targeted if he wasn’t going to be used by Bilic.
West Brom News have picked out some of the best reactions below…
What a waste of money
— Phil Merrix (@PMerrix) November 26, 2020
Well it's not like us to buy players for no reason
— Marty Duffy 🇭🇷 (@Marty_Duffy) November 26, 2020
We’ve conceded a decent amount n seems he doesn’t even get a look in
— Benjamin Clark (@BenjaminWba) November 26, 2020
We knew that when we signed him. It was only injuries and Cup games where he would get game time.
— Clint McCormick (@ClintM29) November 26, 2020
— MatheusSZN (@MatheusSZNNN) November 26, 2020
— ☆ (@KipreLibero20) November 26, 2020
I'm inclined to agree. Thought we were hard up and not able to buy for present never mind future. Still he can keep Austin and Grosicki company in the isolation ward!
— Alan4NewportSlp (@Alan4NewportSal) November 26, 2020
One for the future. Obviously ain't ready for the stepup is he
— Freaky Furlong (@FreakyFurlong) November 26, 2020
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