West Brom loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles is a player in high demand as Wolves are one of a number of clubs expected to eye a move in the summer, according The Telegraph.

Wolves attempted to sign the Arsenal star in a £20million move last summer but that was rejected.

However, The Telegraph suggest the Gunners may now be willing to let the 23-year-old go as he has two years left on his deal and there is no sign of a new contract being offered.

West Brom

There is expected to be interest from Wolves, Leicester City and Southampton, all of whom can offer Maitland-Niles something West Brom probably won’t be able to next season – Premier League football.

Losing appeal

The loss of our Premier League status could have drastic short and long-term consequences for Albion.

Firstly, the club will lose out financially as we will not be included in the Premier League TV deal, so will instead have to get by on parachute payments.

That will limit the budget available to the manager and we may not be able to afford the wages of a player like Maitland-Niles next season.

West Brom

Perhaps even more worrying is the fact we will be a far less attractive option to new players.

Sam Johnstone and Okay Yoskulu are two key players who have expressed their desire to play in the Premier League so it is possible neither will be with us next year.

Matheus Pereira is another player who likely thinks he is better than the Championship and Albion are reportedly considering his sale, per UOL Esporte.

We could have quite a rebuild on our hands but would not have the added appeal of the Premier League to lure new signings.

However, Big Sam has proven his skill in the transfer market so could steer us in the right direction, which is why it is so important he stays with us.

In other West Brom news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted Albion vs Chelsea and adds to a staggering stat in the process.

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