Report: West Brom takeover won't affect pursuit of Phillips, Austin and Lambert

Rickie Lambert

The Baggies have been linked with the Queens Park Rangers duo and Liverpool striker.

Tony Pulis's position as West Brom boss is not under threat from the club's new takeover - and he will be allowed to continue his pursuit of two QPR players and Liverpool forward Rickie Lambert, according to the Daily Mirror.

Indeed, West Brom have been said by the Mirror to be tracking QPR's Matty Phillips and Charlie Austin and a takeover of the club by a Chinese group will not affect those plans. 

The Mirror report, too, that Pulis 'may also' attempt to sign Liverpool's Lambert and will be given the freedom to pursue both the 33-year-old and the QPR duo under his new bosses.

The perfect marriage?

Pulis is known as a man who wants the right players and isn't afraid to fight his corner when it comes to landing his targets.

After all, the West Brom boss left Crystal Palace rather suddenly last season over a disagreement on transfers, while he was constantly signing player after player at Stoke.

At the Hawthorns, then, the Welshman will need to be backed in the transfer market and, if West Brom's new owners can provide the financial clout, this could well prove a match made in heaven.

Working with new employers brings its own pressure, of course, but the reports suggest the 57-year-old will be safe for the short-term. Anything otherwise would be ludicrous.

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