West Brom legend Carlton Palmer has dropped a very big behind-the-scenes claim on the proposed takeover of the Midlands club by an unnamed group from the USA.
As per the Daily Telegraph journalist John Percy, current chairman at the Baggies Guochuan Lai has held talks with an American consortium over dealing Albion for £150m.
Will the West Brom takeover happen?
Talks are reportedly still ongoing, and given the sacking of Slaven Bilic earlier this week, who has since been replaced by Sam Allardyce, Palmer told Football FanCast that he thinks that “there’s something going on” behind-the-scenes at WBA as the new owners wanted Big Sam, adding that he believes that a takeover is “imminent”.
The West Brom legend, who played in over 100 games for the Baggies in what was his first professional club in the 1980s (Soccerbase), clearly does not think that the bringing in of a new manager is a coincidence given the timing of the rumours linking Albion to a possible takeover.
What can West Brom realistically achieve with a takeover?
The question on every WBA fan’s lips now is what exactly they could achieve with the takeover at their beloved club.
Given that Sam Allardyce’s team currently sit in the relegation zone in the Premier League table at the moment, perhaps the main priority for the potential new owners is to keep the team up first of all before thinking about what they could achieve with the takeover.
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