Well, well, well, if Tony Pulis isn’t trying to shake things up in the Midlands of England.
There are no fewer than a half-dozen names being linked with moves in and out of the Hawthorns, as West Bromwich Albion boss Pulis looks to shake up his roster for a Premier League safety push.
First, high-priced summer transfer Brown Ideye is out the door. It’s not a rumor, it’s a move, as the striker who arrived from Dynamo Kiev for $15 million is set to depart for Qatar. The price is said to be approximately $9 million less than the Baggies paid to bring him to town. Ideye scored just 1 goal in 13 appearances for WBA.
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Graham Dorrans is also set to skip town for a trip to Norwich City. Rumors had Burnley interested, but Pulis was hesitant to sell to a fellow combatant in the Premier League’s relegation scrap.
As for the ins, Pulis has his sights set high. First he’ll hope to reap the rewards of West Ham’s failure to land Darren Fletcher from Manchester United, while also taking advantage of Tottenham defender Etienne Capoue’s London misery. And Carlton Cole could be coming from West Ham as well.
Look out for the Baggies.