Report: West Brom to offer new contracts to Gareth McAuley and Claudio Yacob

Gareth McAuley and Claudio Yacob are reportedly set to be offered new deals by West Bromwich Albion.

West Bromwich Albion are to offer new contracts to key duo Gareth McAuley and Claudio Yacob, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

Tony Pulis is planning to make a number of changes at the Hawthorns this summer, but he wants to build on what he has. 

The Baggies boss is attempting to piece together a squad capable of thriving in his preferred playing style, and he has identified the players that he wants to keep as part of that project.

McAuley and Yacob are crucial to the spine of Albion's team, and Pulis reportedly feels that both should be kept at the club.

There had been concerns that the defensive duo would leave the Midlands, with their contracts expiring, but it seems that they will now be staying.

If they do, then it will be a boost to West Brom, as it increases the options available to Pulis in both defence and midfield.

The Baggies have not just been thinking about who they want to keep, though, with Swindon Town right-back Nathan Byrne said to be a potential addition by the Mirror.

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