Pulis close to double capture

29 Aug

West Brom are reportedly close to completing deals to sign midfield duo Nacer Chadli of Tottenham and Malaga’s Ignacio Camacho.

West Brom: Pulis close to double captureWest Brom: Pulis close to double capture

The Baggies were held to a desperate 0-0 stalemate at home to Middlesbrough on Sunday as their problems in terms of squad numbers were laid bare at The Hawthorns.

Afterwards boss Tony Pulis said he wanted a host of new players before Wednesday’s deadline and it now appears he is going to get his wish.

The deals would take the club’s tally of signings to four this summer, Matt Phillips from QPR and Everton loanee Brendan Galloway having already joined.

He told reporters: “There’s no problems with the boardroom, they know my feelings. They don’t need people to boo to know my feelings.

“We have to bring some players in. Two years ago when I came in they were struggling at the foot of the table and 14 or 15 of the players are still here.

“They have kept going and finished 12th and 14th, but we need new blood. We need to get some players in, hopefully over the next few days that’ll happen.

“The players need to see some coming in, players with quality. We are the top team in the West Midlands and that’s what we want to be and stay. If you speak to any of the players here they are all waiting for people to come in.

“The players we have brought in since I’ve been here, (Jonny) Evans, Fletch (Darren Fletcher) and Salomon (Rondon), have been fantastic.”

Chadli has been at Tottenham for three years following a £7million move from FC Twente, scoring 25 goals in 119 appearances. Camacho, a product of Atletico Madrid, is a one-cap Spain international who has been with Malaga since 2011.

It is likely Albion would break their transfer record twice with the signings. Rondon cost £12million last summer, while Chadli will cost £13million and Camacho £15million.


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