Pulis blamed for West Brom transfer failure, considering future

Date published: Friday 2nd September 2016 9:17

Tony Pulis is reportedly considering his future at West Brom after failing to bring in the players he wanted during the summer transfer window.

The Baggies added Allan Nyom and Hal Robson-Kanu to their squad on deadline day, while Nacer Chadli, Brendan Galloway and Matty Phillips were signed earlier in the summer.

A potential club-record deal for Malaga’s Ignacio Camacho fell through on Wednesday, causing the club’s chairman, John Williams, to release a statement suggesting it was Pulis’ fault for changing his target late on.

According to The Guardian, Pulis decided to unsuccessfully pursue a deal for Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho instead, while the Daily Express report he is now considering his future at the club.

“Our head coach Tony Pulis is very selective and particular about the players he recruits so it follows that the new team members will add significantly to his first-team options. Tony wanted five and we got five,” Williams said in the statement released on the club’s official website.

“That having been said, the one disappointment we suffered was not being able to add a further quality midfield player. We were a long way down the road with a deal, which for the second time in the window would have broken the club transfer record, thanks to the ongoing support of Jeremy Peace [the majority shareholder] and Guochuan Lai [the club’s prospective new owner].

“But it was decided for footballing reasons not to pursue this. Despite it being late in the window, we decided to pursue another high-quality target. Unfortunately, we were not able to get the deal over the line.”

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