James McClean has indicated he is open to a move away from West Brom, after a frustrating season.
The Baggies were relegated from the Premier League this season and Ireland international McClean was left frustrated at the lack of game time he received.
According to the Irish Mirror, McClean was prevented from leaving the club in January despite a lack of playing time under both Tony Pulis and Alan Pardew.
McClean has since said:
“I wanted to leave but the same thing happened; the club saying that I wasn’t going anywhere. The usual ‘you’re vital’, but as soon as the window closed, I didn’t play again.
It was a difficult season in that sense. I had two good opportunities to leave for regular football but they denied me both times and didn’t play me. It was very tough.”
McClean also revealed that there was interest from Burnley at the start of last season but they did not follow it up in January:
“I wanted to leave in January and made no secret of that. I told the manager and chief executive at the time that I wanted to go.
With the move to Burnley in August, I was disappointed that didn’t come off. I was playing at the time so I figured ‘alright, it’s not too bad’.
But just because a manager (Sean Dyche) fancies you in one window doesn’t mean he’ll do in the next one. If you dwell on things that didn’t happen, it’ll wreck your head.”
The Republic of Ireland star made 30 appearances for West Brom last season but only 14 of those were starts.
McClean, 29, still has a year to run on his Baggies contract but it appears that he will jump at the chance of a move away this summer.