Kevin Campbell has rubbished the idea of West Brom having their transfer plans scuppered by new Brexit regulations.
The former Baggies and Arsenal striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted one should “not be fooled” by Sam Allardyce’s recent claims as the Brexit changes have been well documented for some time.
Allardyce revealed on Sunday that new regulations, brought about by the UK’s exit from the European Union, have caused him to miss out on three potential signings already.
Sky Sports claim that the new Baggies boss is in the market for a centre-half and a striker in the January transfer window as he looks to turn around the club’s dismal run of form.
Campbell suggested that the club will be be working on a number of domestic targets.
“West Brom need two or three players through the door in January but do not be fooled by this,” he told Football Insider.
“Sam Allardyce will have known about the Brexit changes, come on! It was not as if it has only just come about. We have known about this for ages.
“The club will have their second and third choices lined up. They need to cut their cloth accordingly and Big Sam will have to move onto his next target.”
Allardyce, as quoted by Sky Sports said: “I have found three players already who were capable of coming here and they’re not allowed. It’s a shame.
“Due to the new regulations in terms of the permit they were unable to come to this country, whereas (previously) they would have done.”