By Sam Stone

19th May, 2022 | 10:30am

West Brom have 'no chance' of signing Milwall ace Jed Wallace according to Carlton Palmer

Carlton Palmer believes West Brom have “no chance” of tempting Jed Wallace to the Hawthorns after the 28-year-old’s contract expires at Milwall.

Wallace is hot property with six goals and thirteen assists for Gary Rowett’s side and has been linked to a host of clubs in the upcoming summer.

It was reported by The Athletic’s Steve Madeley on Tuesday [17 May] that Wallace was still on Steve Bruce’s radar.

However former midfielder Carlton Palmer hasn’t held out hope of the Baggies landing the influential midfielder.

Talking to Football League World, Palmer said: “He’s a good player, but he’s available on a free transfer.

“Again this is where the problem comes in, as I’ve said to you, because of the financial, well not constraints, but the way they run the club financially at West Bromwich Albion.

“He’s available on a free transfer, so you would think that West Brom have no chance of getting him.”

Loosen the shoestrings

If the Baggies want to challenge again in the Championship then they will have to pay the same wages that the top clubs pay.

Steve Bruce must realise that loans and freebies on the cheap will likely bring no success.

The Baggies need to match the top sides’ spending or adopt a new recruitment structure that could involve looking at younger players on an upward trajectory.

Wallace would give Bruce a much needed attacking threat and the West Brom hierarchy should be doing everything to get this deal over the line.

West Brom were the sixth lowest scorers in the Championship last season, so it is clear where they need to improve.

The Milwall winger has proven that at Championship level he will provide excellent attacking numbers season upon season.

It will be depressing for the Hawthorns faithful to hear of Wallace going elsewhere due to their club’s financial stance

West Brom must fight off competition for his signature.

In other West Brom news, another 25-year-old could have his future at the Albion on the edge of a cliff after news earlier this week.

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