West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has spoken out about his summer transfer plans and says that he will try to bring in ‘five or six’ new signings.
The Baggies coach is preparing to be very busy when the window opens as he looks to strengthen in all areas of the pitch to capitalise on his side’s impressive form in the Premier League this season.
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The club have already started to get current players to commit their futures to the club, with striker Hal Robson-Kanu being offered an extension on the two-year deal he signed at the start of this campaign, according to the Mirror.
“We need at least five or six players to come in and improve the club,” said Pulis, as reported by the Birmingham Mail.
“That’s the aim and it’s not just one position. Whether we can get it or fill those slots with the players we want is another thing.”
West Brom have already been linked with several players but a striker could well be the priority; Saido Berahino left to join Stoke City in January and has not yet been adequately replaced.
Pulis knows that he will have to think carefully about who he wants to bring in to strengthen his team and will primarily be looking to add to what is a solid core of players.
The Baggies are currently in eighth place, seven points ahead of Southampton who occupy ninth and will be hoping they can secure a top-half finish to increase their chances of getting some marquee signings in over the summer.