West Brom have a massive summer ahead of them in the coming months.
After missing out on an immediate return to the Premier League via the play-offs, they are on the lookout for a new manager and new signings.
West Brom went into this Championship campaign as one of the most fancied teams to be promoted, which is understandable given how strong their squad is on paper.
They will be disappointed that they have failed to get promoted, and will not want to make the same mistake next season.
The Baggies would be wise to look at this year’s relegated Premier League teams for some potential their transfer targets.
Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff will all be looking to offload and rebuild this summer as they will be hoping themselves to get promoted back to the Premier League.
Here I will pick out five players from relegated teams that West Brom should target in their recruitment drive this summer.
McDonald proved to be a real midfield general in the Championship with Fulham and Wolves before them and he could be a real coup for West Brom.
He has not featured much for Fulham this season and at 30 he is at a good age and he could still shine at the top of the Championship next season.
West Brom will be desperate to bring in another top striker to replace Dwight Gayle this summer.
Bobby Reid only joined Cardiff last summer but with Bristol City he was superb and scored 19 league goals in 2017/18.
Bristol City play a similar style to West Brom and this move could suit both parties.
Rajiv van La Parra
Van La Parra was sent out on loan to Middlesbrough this season so could be surplus to requirements at Huddersfield.
He has proved over time to be a really good operator in the Championship and he could cause lots of problems for sides next season.
Kachunga was one of Huddersfield’s stars in their promotion season, but he has struggled to replicate that fine form in the top flight.
He will not be too expensive and his work rate and quality would add a lot to West Brom’s attacking armoury next year.
It may surprise you to hear that Hoilett is still only 28. He still has plenty to give and as shown last season, he still has the ability to terrorise defences in the Championship.
His role at Cardiff next season is still unclear and West Brom would be wise to move for Hoilett to boost their attacking options.
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