By Rob Jarvis

6th May, 2022 | 8:10am

Kevin Phillips: West Brom won't have 'tonnes' of money to spend in summer transfer window

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Kevin Phillips has insisted that West Brom won’t have “tonnes” of money to spend in the upcoming summer window.

The ex-Baggies talisman admitted that big decisions will need to be made with player sales expected to top up the budget.

Steve Bruce is expected to be in charge of the club still, and will be looking to take it down his own route for next season.

“I don’t think there will be tonnes and tonnes of money available,” he exclusively told West Brom News.

“I think it will be people leaving generating the money to be freed up for whoever is in charge to go and use, it’s about being clever in the market. Maybe get that experience but also get that youth through, recruiting is going to be huge for West Brom over the summer.

“I’m sure there are some big decisions to be made, so getting the balance right for a promotion charge next season.”

It looks as though it will be another summer taking advantage of free transfers and loan deals moving forward.

Jayson Molumby has already seen his deal made permanent, and Matt Clarke could do the same from Brighton too.

That frees up two spaces for more loan deals on top of this current squad, where Premier League talent could come in and help our cause.

Money will be available, but given Phillips’ admission, it may not be as much as we all want it to be to fund this promotion push.

In other West Brom news, Steve Bruce has held talks over new Baggies signing since arriving with a work permit update shared

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