Tamas must wait on contract

West Brom defender Gabriel Tamas has been told he will have to

wait until the summer to find out if he is to be offered a new deal

by the club.

The 29-year-old Romania international is in the final year of

his contract but Albion have the option of a 12-month extension in

their favour.

The Baggies have already opened contract talks with centre-back

Gareth McAuley and striker Shane Long, and Tamas indicated last

week that he wants to remain at the Hawthorns for the rest of his


However, West Brom head coach Steve Clarke said: “Gabby is one

of a number of players where we will probably look at the situation

at the end of the season.

“For now, there are no talks with Gabby. We have talks ongoing

with one or two players just now – but you can’t talk to everyone

at the same time.

“Gabby will be addressed at the end of the season.”

Pressed on the futures of McAuley and Long, Clarke said: “We are

still talking. Richard Garlick [Albion’s technical director] went

to Ireland to speak to one of Shane’s advisors, but I don’t know

how it went because I haven’t spoken to him.”