With new West Bromwich Albion head coach Slaven Bilic talking transfers recently, many fans felt that it was basically an indication that we would be having a panicked deadline day, even if he himself stated he was happy with the plan we had and wasn’t nervous about our current situation.
With news over the weekend suggesting that Southampton striker Charlie Austin had rejected a move to The Hawthorns with many feeling he was happy to sit on the bench and see out his contract, Bilic’s initial words seemed right on the money.
He’s held another in-depth interview with The Express and Star that they published on Monday following the 3-0 friendly defeat to Villarreal, and it might just be me, but there’s seem to be a touch more panic in his words as he seems to be urging the Board to get something done – as he distances himself from being the one making the decisions,
“As every West Brom fan knows, we need to get some players because we lost a lot of players last season and we need to replace them. At the moment, is it close? I hope it’s close. It’s not on me. I’m inside of course, but it’s not me who is dealing and finishing the transfers. I hope we make some), because it’s about time. It’s only three weeks until the season starts. Like any other manager I would like to have had the players for the first day of pre-season but let’s say it will be crucial for them to come next week.”
I can’t be the only one reading into it can I?