West Brom: Joe Chapman expects more free transfers after Tom Rogic deal

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Journalist Joe Chapman has claimed that West Bromwich Albion may go back into the market for more free signings after the arrival of Tom Rogic. 

Although the transfer window is shut, clubs in England are still able to sign players who are unattached following the expiry of their contracts.

The Baggies have taken advantage of this as they have recently announced the arrival of former Celtic midfielder Rogic on a one-year deal, with a further year’s extension as an option.

However, according to Chapman, West Bromare ideally not done in the free market’ and may still seek out a new forward and full-back.

He took to Twitter to say: “I suspect, as good a signing as Rogic appears to be, that #wba are ideally not done in the free market, although [Daryl] Dike will be closer to returning after the [international] break. Full-back is another area Albion are light. You’d rather avoid stockpiling average players at this point, mind.”

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At 29 years of age, Rogic arrives in the Championship with some pretty impressive silverware under his belt. Indeed, he won seven league titles and a number of domestic cups with Celtic.

With that in mind, he’ll hope to improve the team – who sit 16th in the league ahead of the midweek fixtures – in no time at all. Even so, more players may be needed in the short term to provide extra depth.

As Chapman mentions, Daryl Dike’s thigh injury is an issue to consider. He looks to be out for a while, but it remains unclear exactly how long that will be. And so, the club must be careful of how they go about their business, as they don’t want to spend money on someone who won’t be playing much after the American returns.

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