One piece of business West Brom need to tend to this summer is making some of their loan moves permanent.
The Baggies have had an excellent 2019/20 campaign so far, and that’s partly down to the great work their loan players have done.
However, one loanee whose season has blown hot and cold is Filip Krovinovic, and it seems as though Albion are going to pursue him in exactly the right way.
The Daily Mail are reporting that the Baggies will look to make his stay at The Hawthorns permanent if they are promoted to the Premier League.
A Bola (via Sport Witness) have recently reported that a move for the midfielder would cost the Midlands club around €10m (£9m), and if that is Benfica’s asking price, then Luke Dowling is making the right call on the Croatian.
West Brom are absolutely getting it right if this is their approach to signing the midfield maestro.
As decent as he has been, he’s not exactly lit up the Championship this term, contributing to just four goals all season, and £9m is the type of fee you’d pay for a marquee signing in the Championship.
Landing Krovinovic for such a fee in the Championship could be seen as a waste of money, but in the top-flight that amount won’t break the bank and the Baggies will be landing themselves a player who knows their system and fits into the team.
This is a very smart way to approach the idea of keeping Krovinovic at the club.
In other news, this man is being underutilised by West Brom.