'Not what we need', 'Culture of the club will die' - Transfer update splits many West Brom fans
West Brom fans are divided over the news that Sam Allardyce could end Filip Krovinovic’s loan spell this month.
Portuguese outlet Record report the Croatian is wanted by Greek side PAOK.
The midfielder was a regular under previous manager Slaven Bilic, but with the new boss keen to make additions he could be moved on.
Krovinovic is currently on loan at the club but has found game time harder to come by this season.
His 43 appearances last year showed his importance to the team, yet so far this campaign he has just five Premier League starts.
As a result, there is a lack of consensus amongst the fanbase in regard to a possible departure.
Some fans argue that the 25-year-old does not suit Allardyce’s style of play, since the former England manager is known for his defensive approach.
That means creative players like Krovinovic don’t really fit the mould.
Others feel he offers more than Romaine Sawyers, but Sawyers has started all four matches under Big Sam.
By contrast, Krovinovic has played just 17 minutes under Allardyce so he may be surplus to requirement.
Here is some of the discussion taking place amongst supporters in response to the news Krovinovic could leave.
He's miles better than Sawyers…… Do they want Sawyers?? Please…
— BOBTAYLOR (@BOBTAYL01081689) January 4, 2021
Pereira will be off next season no doubt. The culture of the club will die under Allardyce.
— Sean John ✊🏾✊🏿 (@SeanJohnLee) January 4, 2021
Should have been playing instead of romaine
— Baz Forrest (@BazForrest) January 4, 2021
Why not, he offers nothing
— Baggie Mike (@BaggieMike1959) January 4, 2021
Unpopular opinion going on other tweets, but I liked him and don't think he's been given a fair crack by Sam
— Paul Beech (@paulbeech100) January 4, 2021
I like the guy and he's a very tidy player (Technically sound) but I agree with the other comments. He's not what we need at the moment hes unfortunately not physical enough for this League.
— Jack Ormrod 🏴 (@JWba1996) January 4, 2021
Thing is it makes sense, it frees up wages, frees up another loan slot and he is the least Big Sam player ever. Let’s be honest he didn’t really feature much under Bilic and he was a priority yet barely played
— kieranshowell (@kieranshowell1) January 4, 2021
Good, waste of a loan. Nowhere near the level required
— Lee_Westwood (@LeeWestwood11) January 4, 2021
In other West Brom news, transfer target Phil Jones faces showdown talks this week.