Ignacio Camacho discusses West Brom interest after failed move

Ignacio Camacho playing for Spain

The Spanish cap had looked set to move to West Bromwich Albion before the transfer deadline.

Ignacio Camacho playing for SpainIgnacio Camacho playing for Spain

Malaga star Ignacio Camacho was one of a number of players linked to West Bromwich Albion midfield in the last days of the transfer window, and though the 26-year-old didn't make the move to the Hawthorns, he had a message for the Premier League outfit, according to comments appearing on Sky Sports

Central midfield was believed to be high on the club's shortlist of areas to strengthen going into the final days of the window, but a move for the Spaniard failed to materialise, and he will continue into his seventh season with the La Liga side since arriving from Atletico Madrid.

“Being here, I am the happiest man in the world," Camacho told a news conference, according to quotes on Sky Sports.

Ignacio Camacho celebratesIgnacio Camacho celebrates

“I am very grateful for the offer [from West Brom] and for the interest, but I also owe a lot to the club and in the six years that I have been here I cannot be doubted.”

Camacho's failure to seal a transfer to the Baggies played a part in speculation surrounding Tony Pulis' future as West Brom boss, with certain sources such as Sky suggesting the Welshman has been dissatisfied with the club's transfer business this summer, especially with regards to securing targets.

As it ends up, Pulis is set to stay at the helm, and it remains to be seen whether the club choose to try again for Camacho, whose appearances last season were somewhat restricted by injury, in the winter window.

Malaga supremo Francesc Arnau revealed that the Baggies failed to activate the player's release clause.

"We received an offer from England for Camacho, it is true," Arnau is quoted as saying by the Birmingham Mail.

"We asked that the release clause was met, and it was not."

Malaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho in actionMalaga midfielder Ignacio Camacho in action

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