Cedric Kipre is surplus to requirements at West Bromwich Albion after failing to make an appearance since Steve Bruce was appointed manager and Alex Dicken of Birmingham Live says the Baggies want to make back the £1m spent in 2020.

Steve Madeley of The Athletic says Kipre is ‘certain’ to be made available for sale this summer, but it remains to be seen where he’ll go. The 25-year-old earns £9.6k-per-week/£500k-per-week at the Hawthorns, so his departure could make back £1.5m.

Every penny counts as West Brom don’t have lucrative funds for new recruits, so Kipre’s sale would likely go towards a replacement – Blackburn Rovers’ Darragh Lenihan is believed to be a transfer target. Kipre is a prime example of how poor Albion’s recruitment has been in recent years.

The 25-year-old has made only 19 appearances in his two years at West Brom, so the scouting team didn’t get this signing right. Kipre has been behind Semi Ajayi, Kyle Bartley, Matthew Clarke and Dara O’Shea in the pecking order, so the writing has been on the wall for some time.

In other news, Steve Madeley says West Brom signing Matthew Clarke is ‘far from certain’