West Brom want to sign some free agents this summer - Alan Nixon
West Brom are chasing a number of “good free agent” signings this summer, but face competition from several clubs according to journalist Alan Nixon [June 11].
The Baggies have already completed the signing of John Swift from Reading on a free transfer, with the attacking midfielder set to join when his contract expires at the end of the month.
But with little money available for transfers during the transfer window this summer, Steve Bruce is looking to exploit the free agent market and journalist Nixon shared an update on his personal Twitter account.
Responding to a fan asking for any news, Nixon said; “In for some good [free] agents. But so many chase the same players.”
No names are given on who they could be in for, but the club have been linked with a loan move for Hamza Choudhury and a free transfer move for Darragh Lenihan who is leaving Blackburn at the end of the contract.
It’s been pretty quiet for the Baggies since the signing of Swift came out of nowhere at the end of last month, but it’s good to hear that they’re not doing nothing.
Behind the scenes the club are hard at work to strengthen the squad as they aim to put an awful season behind them and work towards promotion back to the Premier League.
Bruce has talked about using the free agent market to strengthen the squad and there are several players that could help the team be better that are available.
But there are also several clubs in a similar position to West Brom and therefore they will be shopping in the same market as those clubs, making it harder to do a deal.
The club will need to get their best pitches together to convince those players to join ahead of others, and hopefully they have a plan in place in case they miss out on any targets too.
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