West Brom manager Steve Clarke is worried about the possibility of Romelu Lukaku being recalled in January by misfiring Chelsea.

Clarke has admitted that plans are already in place for Albion to snap up a new striker in the transfer window if Rafa Benitez decides to bring back the Chelsea loanee in the new year.

“It’s a situation I cannot control, but I can’t spend my time worrying about it,” Clarke told Sky Sports.

“It won’t be a problem. We know the possibilities that could happen in January and we know what we will do if that happens.

“I’m not telling you my plans.

“But I have to manage a football club with the help of my staff and scouts.

“We have six scouts having a planning meeting about potential targets and you have to think ahead.

“January’s a window and there’s one in the summer, so you plan towards those windows and for a number of circumstances that may happen.”


  • Dave
    3 years ago

    I think this won’t concern most Albion fans who have seen him play. The goals he has scored over shadow the fact that he gives us little more then we had with other players he’s keeping out the team.

    Not saying he’s not worth having and one day he may be a great player but personally I would rather have our own players on the pitch.