Slaven Bilic has admitted that his West Brom side needs to ‘find the balance’ this month with the January transfer window now open for business.
Speaking to The Birmingham Mail, the Croatian manager confessed that the Baggies are aiming to retain current stars at the club this window and that new signings will only be made if targets are identified that can improve the squad.
Rumours have been flying about surrounding West Brom leading into this transfer window, with The Athletic reporting that the Baggies were looking at ways at meeting Hull City’s £20m price tag for Jarrod Bowen and The Mirror reporting that defender Nathan Ferguson could depart the club this month for Tottenham.
Do West Brom need to spend in January?
Yes, the squad needs that extra something
No, we're sorted for now
Bilic said when asked about if he will be bringing in new players this month: “We’ll see. We will see. We have to find the balance, between not bringing in players for quantity. If we are to bring in numbers, we have to bring in players who are going to make a difference. The first thing we must do is keep the players who are with us, the important players, that is something we have to do.”
With West Brom still firmly in the hunt for the Championship title with the Albion sitting in second-place behind Leeds United on goal difference alone, extra bodies could be necessary for Bilic’s side if he is to go all-in on finishing top of the league as well as prepare his squad for Premier League football.
The Baggies have one of the best squads in the division, and although Bilic and his side sit in a good position to finish the season in an automatic promotion spot in the table, extra quality in some areas of the pitch could do West Brom a world of good in the long-term beyond this season.