Getting Kieran Gibbs off the wage bill will free up the budget for a flood of new signings at West Brom.
That is according to ex-West Brom and Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Baggies confirmed that the 31-year-old left-back would join Inter Miami upon the expiry of his contract in the summer.
Gibbs is among West Brom’s highest earners, according to the Athletic, but has started just nine times in the league in 2020-21.
West Brom look increasingly doomed to relegation and are currently 19th in the league table, 10 points from safety with nine games remaining.
Campbell was pleased for Gibbs and predicted that the 10-time England man’s departure may herald a raft of fresh signings in the summer.
“It’s a good move for Kieran,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“He has been a really good player. To get to where he is, he’s done well and to have an opportunity to go to Inter Miami is fantastic for him
“There’s gonna be big changes coming at West Brom no matter what, with plenty of new signings coming in.
“But there has to be some new blood coming into the football club because they are probably going to be in the Championship unless they produce an incredible last nine or 10 games.
“There’s gonna have to be some fresh faces. We don’t even know who the manager’s going to be.”
Gibbs has gone on to make 100 appearances for West Brom since signing from Arsenal in 2017, scoring five goals and registering nine assists.