Joseph Chapman has named up to six West Brom players that he expects to leave The Hawthorns permanently in the summer.
The Baggies are slowly crawling towards Premier League relegation, and will need a complete rebuild for the Championship should that happen.
Chapman believes that Kamil Grosicki, Branislav Ivanovic, Lee Peltier, Kyle Edwards, Hal Robson-Kanu and Andy Lonergan will all be looking for new clubs.
Writing in a Q&A for the Birmingham Mail, Chapman believes there is a strong case for a huge number of players leaving the Hawthorns.
“First of all this summer, Kamil Grosicki will leave, Branislav Ivanovic will leave, Lee Peltier, Kyle Edwards, Hal Robson-Kanu are out of contract, Andy Lonergan is out of contract,” he said.
“I can’t realistically make a strong case for any of those players to be rewarded with another contract.
“At this moment in time, I would expect all of them to leave the club.”
With Sam Allardyce and his staff also expected to leave should the club be relegated, there could be a total overhaul at The Hawthorns.
On top of that, when you add the loanees returning to their parent clubs and the obvious interest that will appear for Sam Johnstone and Matheus Pereira, the squad could be on their barebones.
Ivanovic and Robson-Kanu have been used most out of this six, but there has been a set core of players that have started this season.
One thing that is clear, the Albion need to be better in the transfer window when replacing these players, with an eye for younger players something that could benefit us much more.
It will all depend on who replaces Allardyce, but don’t expect a huge budget even with all these players waving goodbye to the club.
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