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.