Slaven Bilic teases new West Brom signings; positive Diangana update

Date published: Saturday 11th January 2020 10:51 - Nestor Watach


Slaven Bilic is hopeful that West Bromwich Albion are able to add new recruits to their squad and keep hold of star loanee Grady Diangana.

The Baggies boss was speaking to the media ahead of Saturday’s trip to Charlton, as they look to record back-to-back away wins over the Addicks having knocked them out of the FA Cup last weekend.

They’re in a comfortable position, only behind league leaders Leeds United on goal difference and ahead of the chasing pack with a nine-point cushion.

But Bilic would like a couple of reinforcements in their bid to return to the Premier League, while he’s confident that West Ham United loanee Diangana won’t be recalled.

“We’ve not heard anything, it looks positive,” the West Brom manager responded to a question about Diangana’s future, per the Express and Star.

“He is here with us. It looks positive and that is all I know so far.”


Bilic’s former club West Ham reportedly hold all the cards when it comes to Diangana’s future, and David Moyes being appointed as manager may change their strategy.

There will understandably be fears from Baggies fans after last season, when Leicester City recalled Harvey Barnes in January, their promotion push falling away after that point.

But there was a positive tone to Bilic’s latest briefing, confident of additions and keeping their key players, mentioning that money is available and stressing the importance of making that extra push for promotion.

“We are trying to get a couple of players, a couple of players,” added Bilic.

“It’s not easy but it’s possible and we are trying. We have a few weeks to go now. We have some money left from the summer and also the club understands the situation – we have to push.

“But it is January, everybody is trying so it’s very difficult to get in good players now. Nobody wants to let go of the players they like and that includes us. But there is a chance to do a couple of good ones, yes.”


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