West Brom have had quite a bit to cheer about this season, with Tony Pulis’ side so far achieving more than they would have expected in the current season but they experienced one negative last week on the transfer market.
Keen to land Morgan Schneiderlin from Manchester United, the Baggies were left empty-handed as the midfielder elected to remain in the North West of England and switch Manchester for Merseyside, joining Ronald Koeman’s Everton.
Experiencing a hefty 4-0 defeat to Tottenham at the weekend, it’s clear Schneiderlin would have improved Pulis’ ranks and the former Stoke boss has revealed his disappointment in missing out on a deal.
“Obviously we’ve got a budget that is pretty tight and rigid and strict, but that’s never been any different since I walked into the place. We’re desperately disappointed that we didn’t get Schneiderlin in. He’s gone to Everton which was disappointing for us. We have to improve and everyone knows that.”
“You have to improve, you have to keep pushing forward. Whether we will get what we want, we will have to wait and see.”
West Brom will have to look elsewhere in their search for January recruits but, sat eighth in the table, they’ll be pleased with their campaign thus far.