West Brom should look to extend Chris Brunt's contract

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on October 28, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

Chris Brunt's West Bromwich Albion contract expires at the end of the season, and it could certainly be argued that he deserves fresh terms.

West Bromwich Albion's Welsh head coach Tony Pulis shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and West Bromwich...

With West Brom already boasting one of the thinnest squads in the Premier League, it should arguably be alarming to the Baggies hierarchy that, as things stand, they have six first-team players out of contract in the summer while a further two will come to the end of their loan deals at The Hawthorns, according to Transfermarkt.

One of the players whose deal is set to expire at the end of the season who should arguably be offered fresh terms is Chris Brunt.

West Bromwich Albion midfielder Chris Brunt  in action during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Leicester City FC and West Bromwich Albion at Hong Kong Stadium on July 19, 2017...

The 32-year-old has been an excellent servant for West Brom since arriving from Sheffield Wednesday a decade ago, and his versatility surely makes him the kind of player that could continue to be useful.

Brunt is able to play on the left-hand side of defence or further forward in midfield, and he has been a consistent source of assists down the years, contributing 42 assists in the Premier League since the start of the 2010/11 season, which is the same number of league goals he has scored since moving from Hillsborough.

General view inside the stadium prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on October 28, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

Brunt may not be a key man for the Baggies any longer, but, even as he approaches the twilight of his career, West Brom would possibly have to pay a significant amount of money to find a player who gives the side the consistency and reliability that the Northern Irishman often provides.

And for that reason, it is surely fair to say that West Brom would be making a mistake if they allowed his contract to expire in the summer given how thin their squad could become.

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