Report: Stephane Sessegnon not with West Brom squad because of visa problem

It had been claimed that the former Sunderland winger had been dropped by Tony Pulis for this summer's pre-season tour of the US.

There was somewhat of a case of uncertainty regarding the future of West Brom forward Stephane Sessegnon this week, as one media outlet suggested his days at the Hawthorns were numbered while another provided an explanation as to why the player wasn't currently with Tony Pulis and the first team squad.

The Mail had reported that Sessegnon was set to be shipped out of the club after what they saw as him being kicked out of the Baggies squad for their tour of the US, with the publication stating that the Benin international was a target for clubs in the Middle East after featuring in West Brom's Under-21 friendly rather than heading across the Atlantic with the senior side.

However, in reality, the 31-year-old was merely working on his fitness back in the UK while he waited for his visa to come through, approving his travel to North America, say the Birmingham Mail.

And Sessegnon certainly demonstrated that he is a player that still has plenty to offer, as he featured for 70 minutes in the development squad's emphatic 6-0 win over Hereford, contributing one of the goals in the easy win.

Though the former Sunderland winger's future is far from certain, given he failed to start the final eight games of the season, and didn't even feature in the last six, claims his career at the Baggies may well be a trifle premature, and a more telling indication will be how Tony Pulis decides to use him in the rest of the pre-season.

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