Baggies play waiting game on deals

Albion have so far signed Pablo Ibanez and Steven Reid – both on

free transfers – plus Gabriel Tamas in a £800,000 deal.

Ashworth revealed the Baggies have several more targets on the

horizon but will not sign players of insufficient quality. He said:

“We’ve got feelers and enquiries out on several different targets.

There are conversations ongoing. “If one of our top targets comes

up and the deal is do-able, then we will do it. “But we won’t jump

in for number six on our list for the sake of bringing in a player.

We would be wise in holding on to get the right player.” Ashworth

also admitted West Brom will look to make use of loan deals to help

strengthen the squad which gained promotion from the Championship.

The Baggies have been linked with signing Liverpool striker David

NGog on a temporary basis and Ashworth added: “The loan market is

something we want to exploit. “You maybe fill your squad and, once

you have your main targets, you get a loan player in to fill a key

position, perhaps. “The chairman has alluded to it already, that

for a loan signing, a Bosman, or a relatively low transfer fee, we

can then bring in a player on higher wages.” Meanwhile, West Brom

confirmed on their website that they are in talks with Villarreal

over the possible transfer of midfielder Borja Valero away from The

Hawthorns. Valero has been given permission to train with the

Spanish club and undergo a medical while discussions continue.