Albion urged to cut Davies price
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Curtis Davies' agent has asked West Brom to be realistic in their valuation of the player.Curtis Davies' agent has asked West Brom to be realistic in their valuation of the player.
The Baggies have already lost Diomansy Kamara and Jason Koumas to Premier League clubs and are determined to keep talented defender Davies.
However, Davies is eager to play in the top tier of English football and has requested a transfer away from The Hawthorns.
West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace has said the club's players will only be allowed to leave for 'head-turning money' and reports have suggested it will take as much as £9million for them to part with Davies.
Davies' representative Phil Sproson can understand the club's desire to hang on to the 22-year-old but believes they should also respect the player's wishes.
He said: "Curtis is the most valuable asset the club have. The only thing that's worth more than him to them is the ground. He's the jewel in the crown.
"But he wants to be a Premier League footballer and he feels that he's a victim of circumstance who is being held to ransom.
"At the meeting I had with Jeremy Peace, when Curtis was present, and he wouldn't put a figure on his head.
"He's within his rights to wait until somebody comes in and makes him and offer.
"People have mentioned £9million but Curtis will be there until he's 74 if they expect to get that.
"Maybe that's what Jeremy wants. He doesn't want to lose his best player but what's the point of keeping him if he's not happy?"