Paul Merson predicts what signings West Bromwich Albion will make this month

Paul Merson of Walsall celebrates after scoring his second goal of the match during the Nationwide League Division One match between Walsall and West Bromwich Albion held on August 9, 2003...

West Bromwich Albion are believed to be in the market for new additions.

England's Paul Merson crosses the ball during the Star Sixes football match between England and Spain at the O2 Arena in London on July 13, 2017.

Paul Merson has told Soccer Saturday, which was broadcast on Sky Sports on 13th January, that West Bromwich Albion are only likely to sign ‘good Championship players’ in January.

Merson simply cannot see West Brom taking any risks with their transfer business, as they are in such a precarious position.

The Baggies are currently sat in 19th place in the Premier League table, and have been on an awful run of form.

West Brom’s win over Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday was their first for 20 matches.

Former manager of Crystal Palace and Newcastle, Alan Pardew arrives to work for the media ahead of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Manchester City at the...

And Merson claims that he can only see West Brom signing players that will help them out if they do go down this term.

“How much are they going to spend? And if they do take a chance, I think they will be buying good Championship players, in case they do go down,” he said. “I don’t they think will be buying £20 million players.”

Alan Pardew is believed to be working with a limited budget at West Brom this month, but a range of players have been linked.

Alan Pardew, Manager of WestBromwich Albion  gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on December 13, 2017 in...

It may be that the Baggies have to offload star central defender Jonny Evans to raise the funds for the additions that they need.

Pardew is known to want a striker at the Hawthorns, as West Brom have struggled to score goals throughout the course of the campaign.

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