Carlton Palmer reckons Valerien Ismael will reunite with Daryl Dike at West Bromwich Albion if Sam Johnstone seals a move away from the Hawthorns.
The 45-year-old has moved into the Hawthorns dugout after an impressive stint in charge of Barnsley, who he led into the Championship play-offs before falling short of promotion in May.
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It was during his time at the Barnsley helm where Ismael teamed up with Dike, having signed the American striker on loan from Major League Soccer outfit Orlando City in February.
However, former West Brom midfielder Palmer believes the Baggies will only be able to afford the United States international if goalkeeper Johnstone departs.
He exclusively told The Transfer Tavern: “He did really well at Barnsley and played really well for Ismael but a lot of things will depend on whether Sam goes.
“If he goes then I’m sure they’ll give him funds to reinvest. If Sam doesn’t go, they’re on a tight budget.”
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