West Brom manager Tony Pulis has suggested he would like to bring in “three or four” new signings, with Kieran Gibbs believed to be one of them.
As reported by the Express and Star, Pulis was quoted saying the club mostly intended to bring through kids rather than blowing a lot of money on multi-million pound signing. But Albion still plan to be active in the transfer market.
He said: “We’re hoping to get three or four more added to the squad, they’re going to be three or four players we hope that are better than what we’ve got so we improve it. But we won’t and we can’t get an enormous squad of players.”
One of the ‘three or four’ players Pulis is keen to sign is believed to be Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs, according to The Sun. The left-back has fallen out of favour under Arsene Wenger, and with the signing of Sead Kolašinac and Nacho Monreal’s emergence as first-choice, chances appear limited.
Arsenal are reportedly looking for £15m, which West Brom aren’t sure if they’re willing to pay. But with all the signs pointing towards Gibbs leaving the club this summer, notably his exclusion from the pre-season tour, Arsenal and West Brom may come to an agreement for a smaller fee.