Cristian Gamboa may have to leave West Bromwich Albion to ensure first-team football

Could West Bromwich Albion sell a player they only brought to the club last summer?

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has worked his wonders at The Hawthorns just as he did at Stoke City and Crystal Palace before them, but with the current campaign drawing to a close, the Baggies boss will be looking ahead to his summer transfer business.

While Pulis will no doubt be keen to bring in some new additions he is also likely to wave goodbye to some of his current first-team squad, with one player perhaps on his way after just a year at the club.

West Brom signed Cristian Gamboa from Norwegian side Rosenborg last summer, but despite an impressive World Cup for Costa Rica he has featured only 14 times all season.

The 25-year-old has obviously not benefited from being a purchase of former manager Alan Irvine, featuring – if somewhat sparingly – in the early months of the campaign before falling off the radar in recent times.

Gamboa has played just 25 minutes of Premier League football in the last 17 matches and turned out for just one minute in the FA Cup clash with West Ham United in February.

Under Pulis, Craig Dawson has made the right-back position his own and the future looks bleak for Gamboa. So could West Brom really cash in on a player they only signed last summer?

In truth it may be exactly what Gamboa needs, given he is at an age when regular first-team football is a must.

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