West Bromwich Albion are expected to sell three players this summer to get rid of deadweight from the bloated squad, according to The Telegraph.
Kieran Gibbs, who turns 31 years old next month, will likely go for a small sum as Albion hunt Wigan left-back Antonee Robinson to take his place.
Gibbs spent much of last season sidelined with a recurring hamstring injury, meaning that the Baggies had to rely on back-up player Conor Townsend instead.
Gibbs’ wages, which are believed to be around £55,000-per-week after being boosted by promotion, weigh heavily on the club’s wage bill, which is why he’s one of the first names on the list to go.
Another player set to leave this summer is Oliver Burke.Embed from Getty Images
The 23-year-old was signed for £15m from RB Leipzig in 2017 but has failed to make an impact since arriving.
He was given opportunities to showcase his ability via loan spells with Celtic and Deportivo Alaves, but ultimately returned to the club on both occasions with little to show for his time away.
It’s highly unlikely that the Baggies will recoup even half of what they paid for the Scotland international, but might expect a fee in the region of £5m from an interested club.
Lastly on the list to go is Kenneth Zohore, who was signed last summer for £8.5m yet only managed to net a total of three goals in the Championship this season.Embed from Getty Images
It’s clear to see that the Danish forward will struggle in the top-flight given his below-par performances in the second-tier this season, so it’s a wise decision from the board to move him on.
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