Date: 21st March 2020 at 7:15am
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The current crop of players that Slaven Bilic has had to work with at The Hawthorns this season is nothing short of incredible. The calibre of player in his squad is sensational, and should the Baggies win promotion to the Premier League then Bilic will be tasked with improving his side even further.

Before any talk of improving the squad is had, though, the Baggies need to ensure that they don’t lose any of their star players, and the latest talk coming out of the Portuguese media claims that West Brom have decided to pursue the permanent transfer of Filip Krovinovic.

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The Croatian midfielder is on-loan to West Brom from Benfica, although the loan agreement does NOT include an option to buy. It’s also stated that the Baggies will only pursue a permanent deal should they manage to win promotion this season, leaving them in limbo over how much this deal would cost.

All of this has come from Portuguese Newspaper A Bola, although it’s handily been translated by the good folk over at Sport Witness.

The article claims:

‘The Baggies have decided to make an attempt for his signing at the end of the season, but only if they guarantee their promotion to the Premier League.’

‘That’s why the club still have no idea of how much it’d cost to keep the midfielder. They consider it to be ‘premature’ to start the talks now.’

‘Krovinovic was loaned out by Benfica in the summer transfer window, and the deal with West Brom doesn’t include an option to buy.’

‘The 24-year-old quickly found a place in the Baggies’ team, and already has 34 appearances for the club this season.’