Baggies boss targets duo
By Pete Allison
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
West Brom boss Bryan Robson hopes to bring in two new faces by next week.
West Brom manager Bryan Robson hopes to bring two new faces to The Hawthorns within the next week, one of which is current Baggies trialist Michael Nardiello.
The 17-year-old former Liverpool academy player has impressed during his time at the club, and Robson revealed that he is set to offer the youngster a two-year-deal.
"Yesterday was his second game in the friendly with Bristol Rovers," said Robson, "and we're quite impressed with him, so we'll offer him a contract.
"He's only 17 and wanted to try and get involved in more first-team football.
"Liverpool were prepared to release him from his contract and he's been training with us for two weeks."
The identity of the other new face was not revealed, but Robson has said that he has been in discussions with a number of players.
"We've had a few meetings with players' agents so maybe we can bring a couple of new faces in."
A number of names have been linked with The Baggies, including ex-Wigan and Blackburn midfielder David Thompson, a player who Robson has previously confirmed he is interested in bringing to the club.
The West Brom boss is also believed to be targeting a striker, with Manchester United's Giuseppe Rossi linked with a loan move as a part of the possible deal taking goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak in the opposite direction.
Fulham's Heidar Helguson is also rumoured to interest Robson, as he looks to strengthen his squad ahead of the new season.