Steve Clarke knows West Brom need to strengthen their squad this summer to avoid other clubs overtaking them.
The Baggies are on course for a top-10 Premier League finish this season after an impressive campaign under Clarke but the boss knows he will need to strengthen his squad at the Hawthorns in order to improve again.
“In the Premier League, if you stand still other teams come charging past you,” he said. “Whether that means spending more money than normal is a discussion for the club.
“The higher up the league we finish the easier it will be to attract better quality players.”
Clarke, who will hope to secure Romelu Lukaku on loan again from Chelsea next term, has admitted he has already begun to plan for the summer transfer window and hopes new arrivals will strengthen his side.
“Next season is always in your thoughts and you’re always looking, watching games and players and thinking ‘it would be good if we could get him’,” the Scot added.
“You are always looking at your team and seeing how and where you can improve it. I spend a lot of time watching over games. And we are thinking about next season but we are not going to be distracted by it.”
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