Valerien Ismael says nothing is imminent as regards to players leaving West Brom in this January transfer window.
Albion made their move and brought in striker Daryl Dike on January 1, with the aid of owner Guochuan Lai, but it’s been made abundantly clear that the Baggies won’t be doing any more business, until players begin to leave at the very least.
There are a handful of players who could make for the exit door, midfielder Robert Snodgrass and forward Kenneth Zohore among them. Alex Palmer and Rayhaan Tulloch could head a list of youngsters available for loan moves, while Jordan Hugill’s future has come under the spotlight since Dike’s arrival too.
After the first week of the window, though, Ismael has confirmed that there is very little movement, and Albion need there to be some before they even contemplate bringing another player into the building.
Any players who aren’t happy with their situation at the club should speak with Ismael directly.
“At the minute there is nothing on the outgoing situation,” Ismael admitted. “We will see the next few weeks, but as I say at some point if a player is unhappy and wants to play more, we need to talk and to find a solution.
“Now it’s clear – we did our job. We got our number one target in the early days of the transfer window. We did our homework, but it’s clear as I say that we need outgoings.
“We don’t need too many players – we need happy players who are dedicated, committed to West Brom and it’s important to create that environment with a smaller squad.
“At the minute we need more outgoing and then we go from there.”