We are all hoping for some big money transfers this summer; will we ever see Vedat Muriqi tear it up for Albion in the Premier League? Whatever happens, there is plenty of reason to be optimistic about West Brom’s chances in the top flight this season.
After all, Slaven Bilic did say most of Albion’s current squad will be given a chance in a league to which, he argues, some will be better suited.
Here’s five players Bilic might be talking about.
#1 Matheus PereiraEmbed from Getty Images
Pereira treated the Championship like his playground, bagging an impressive eight goals and 20 assists during Albion’s promotion campaign.
We are yet to see whether Bilic will stick with his favoured 4-2-3-1 in the Premier League and if so, where Pereira will fit in. In the 4-3-3, his form did seem less assured from a wide position than it did in the No. 10 role.
The Premier League is a different game all together, though, and Bilic may find Pereira more useful cutting inside from the wing in what will likely be more open games against lower-league opponents.
This would also allow Krovinovic to occupy the No.10 role, should he sign for the Baggies.
#2 Kamil GrosickiEmbed from Getty Images
It is criminal that Grosicki never got another shot in the Premier League after Hull City’s relegation in 2017: in just 15 appearances for the Tigers, he notched five assists.
We are talking about an established Polish international who has 13 goals and 22 assists for his country and plays regularly alongside the likes of Robert Lewandowski.
He offers everything a manager could possibly want from a winger: versatility, playing on the left or right, goals, assists, technical ability, pace and power – Grosicki has it all.
He may be 32, but he is as fit as a fiddle and though it is unlikely he will start week-in week-out, he could certainly prove useful off the bench and against certain opposition lower down the table.