Report: West Brom missed out on Federico Fazio & Andros Townsend, Pulis left frustrated

Tony Pulis Interview - 23/02/2014

West Brom reportedly missed out on Tottenham duo Federico Fazio and Andros Townsend - much to Tony Pulis' frustration.

According to The Sun, West Bromwich Albion missed out on signing Tottenham duo Federico Fazio and Andros Townsend before last week's deadline.

The Baggies have added to their squad this summer, bringing in the likes of Anders Lindegaard, James Chester, Jonny Evans, James McClean, Serge Gnabry, Jose Salomon Rondon and Rickie Lambert.

However, manager Tony Pulis clearly felt that he needed more reinforcements to aid his squad - but he didn't manage to land them before the transfer window slammed shut.

The Sun report that Tottenham were poised to send defender Federico Fazio and winger Andros Townsend to The Hawthorns on loan in part-exchange for striker Saido Berahino.

Whilst Pulis was keen to complete that deal according to The Sun, chairman Jeremy Peace didn't quite agree, and chose to rebuff Spurs' approaches for Berahino.

Now, having missed out on both players - as well as the fee involved for Berahino - Pulis has been left with a squad that he feels is short of the quality necessary to achieve what he wants, leaving him frustrated with chairman Peace.

It's also stated that Pulis wanted to offload Jonas Olsson, Christian Gamboa, Stephane Sessegnon and Victor Anichebe, but failed to do so, meaning he couldn't bring in any more players before the transfer deadline.

It's worth noting that Pulis left former club Crystal Palace due to a disagreement over the funds to bring in new players, and Peace must know that he is running the risk of facing a similar situation after West Brom's failure to add more signings.

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