The reports that were linking Branislav Ivanovic away from West Bromwich Albion have all cooled down and according to the recent reports, he could well be staying at the Hawthorns next season. Former Chelsea and Serbia international defender Ivanovic is one of the names that have been earmarked for a potential departure from West Brom and has been asked to be sold by the club's fans following his poor and underwhelming performances last season where he failed to establish himself as a key payer at the club following his transfer back to the Premier League.
Former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic has continued to insist that he is happy at West Bromwich Albion and wants to remain at the club, even though talks about his potential exit from the Hawthorns over the last couple of weeks. According to a section of the Baggies' fans, Ivanovic should not be at the club, and that he should consider seeking a move elsewhere. Since completing his signing to West Brom, things have not gone as expected and while there are several other reasons, some of the fans believe that part of the reasons for West Brom's poor season was because of the defender.
Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane appears to be one of the players that are currently having a hard time choosing where they will be playing their football next season. The England international striker is said to be on the verge of leaving Spurs and has been linked with a couple of England's best teams. The two Manchester clubs, City and United have joined Chelsea and Liverpool in chasing the signature of the prolific goalscorer but he will be a huge loss for Tottenham if he finally departs the club.
Manchester United and their bitter rivals Manchester City are said to be the top two clubs that can afford his signing and it is believed that the striker will choose one of the two clubs in a bid to boost his chances of winning titles before his career comes to an end.
Premier League club West Bromwich Albion defender Branislav Ivanovic has revealed that he loves it at the club and does not want to leave, with reports claiming that the Serbian defender could be heading for the exit door in the summer. Ivanovic has come under a lot of criticism for his performances for the Baggies this season and has been called out a couple of times for not performing up to expectations in some games as well.
Since moving to the Hawthorns, the veteran right-back has not been able to cement his spot in the West Brom team and has been heavily linked with an exit from the club on numerous occasions this season. West Brom fans have also expressed their desire that they do not want the former Chelsea man at their club, but Baggies manager Sam Allardyce kept giving him more chances to prove himself.
West Bromwich Albion defender Branislav Ivanovic is currently attracting interest from a host of clubs in China and looks almost certain to leave the Hawthorns at the end of the current campaign. The veteran Premier League defender has mostly been a liability for the Baggies this season and has not been able to justify the reason for the club choosing to sign him in the last summer's transfer window.
West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce proposed the signing of the former Chelsea defender to the Baggies board last summer at a time when the club were conceding a lot of goals and needed the presence of an experienced defender to shore things up at the back. Following the signing of Ivanovic, everyone at the club thought they had found their perfect defender and the best option they could get at that moment, but the reverse has been the case.
West Bromwich Albion defender Branislav Ivanovic is expected to leave the club this summer in what is going to be a clear-out at the club. West Brom signed Ivanovic last summer in a bid to make the veteran right-back a mainstay at the heart of the club's defense, but the plan seems not to be working and he may be topping the list of the players expected to leave the Hawthorns this coming summer.
The former Chelsea defender has been a poor signing and a flop for Albion this season and is considered way beyond his best days following a couple of woeful performances since his signing in the summer. He was initially brought in on a one-year contract, but as things stand, the club will not be triggering the option to extend it for a further year.
Veteran West Brom defender Branislav Ivanovic is living on borrowed time at his club if the latest reports coming out of the UK media are anything to go by.
According to one of the aforementioned reports from Birmingham Mail, Branislav Ivanovic and two other veteran players will leave the Baggies when their contracts expire in the summer. Apart from former Chelsea player Ivanovic, Charlie Austin and Kamil Grosicki will also leave West Brom at the end of their contracts this summer.
The three players have not played much for the Baggies this season in their struggle to avoid relegation at the end of the first campaign back in the top flight of English club football. West Brom were second behind Leeds United at the end of the English Championship campaign for last season and that position earned them an automatic slot in the Premier League for this season.
With each passing day, at least one West Bromwich Albion fan would speak of how much dissatisfied they are about the club's decision to have signed former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
The Serbian right-back was signed by the Baggies last summer in what seemed to be a marquee signing for the club but things have not gone quite as planned a d it is looking increasingly likely that he will not be a West Brom player at the end of the current season according to multiple reports.
When Premier League outfit West Bromwich Albion secured the signing of former Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic last summer, a lot of eyebrows were raised because a lot of people, including West Brom fans believed that they had secured the signing of a top defender.
Ivanovic joined the Baggies on a free transfer after he left Russian Premier League outfit Zenit St Petersberg following the expiration of his contract.
Slaven Bilic pounced on the opportunity to recruit the experienced defender and was both elated and glad to announce his signing when talking about the transfer to the Albion website.
West Brom defender Branislav Ivanovic won't forget the events that followed the Champions League semi-final second leg clash with Barcelona in 2012 in a hurry. Branislav Ivanovic was a Chelsea player and he had helped the Blues to qualify for the 2012 Champions League final at the expense of Spanish giants Barcelona.
Chelsea had won the first leg 1-0 at home before battling to a 2-2 draw away from home in the return leg at the Nou Camp. Branislav Ivanovic conceded a penalty during the second leg and was subsequently booked. That booking would prove to be costly for him.