West Bromwich Albion journalist Joe Masi has been sharing some details on the potential financial situation at the Midlands club should they get relegated from the Premier League to the Championship at the end of this season.
This comes after Masi recently co-hosted the latest episode of the Express & Star’s West Brom-themed podcast Baggies Broadcast where he spoke about a variety of topics surrounding Sam Allardyce’s side.
He said: “Next year, I would imagine, they would have a decent overall budget – not necessarily to spend on signings, I don’t think anyone’s going to be splashing the cash.
“I don’t think Albion are going to be signing players for £10m in the summer if they go down, but they will have a competitive budget in terms of what they’re able to pay players and I think it’ll be more than a lot of clubs in the Championship; they will be right up there, I think.”
Throughout the previous summer and winter transfer windows, the Baggies spent a total of £37.93 million bringing in new players such as Karlan Grant, Grady Diangana, Matheus Pereira, Cedric Kipre and David Button as well as signing numerous players on temporary loan deals (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Joe Masi’s comments on West Brom’s potential financial situation next season…
With West Brom currently sat in 19th place in the Premier League table with nine matches left to play and 10 points away from safety, it seems fairly likely that they will end up back in the Championship next season, unless something miraculous happens in the next few weeks.
Are you confident West Brom would immediately get promoted next season if they go down?
In terms of the club’s financial situation, if they manage to get some of the current loan players off their wage bill and maybe pick up some transfer money from potential sales, this could all be used to help the team adapt to life in the Championship and give them the best opportunity to get them back in the Premier League as soon as possible.