Duo unhappy with contract offer
By Ciaran Baynes. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
BOTH Adam and James Chambers are likely to leave West Brom if they do not get improved contract offers, according to their agent.
Mel Eves told planetfootball.com that neither player was happy with the contract they have been offered and expects other clubs to be interested in the twins if they do not sign extensions before their current deals run-out at the end of June.
Albion would be loathed to lose either player, as although a tribunal will agree their fee because they are only 21, they will get far less than their market value for them.
"Both players have had offers they're not happy with," Eves said.
"It's not about the money really, it's that as often happens with clubs, they don't reward the young local players as much as they do people moving into the club.
"There's sure to be clubs interested in them - they're both England Under-20 internationals and have had a lot of first team experience.
"Adam played more last season, but James played more the season before, they both have around 50 first team games.
"The players are contracted until June 30th and after that we'll be able to discuss the matter with other clubs.
"They're both 21 so if they agree with another club, there will be a tribunal, but Albion could find themselves losing two talented young players for a snip.
"They're not joined at the hip, they don't have to move together, but both will have clubs interested in them."
With the club in the midst of boardroom turmoil, with Clive Stapleton acting chairman ahead of an EGM later in the year, Albion may find it hard to secure the signatures before stability is brought to the club.
One player who has not hesitated in committing his future to The Baggies is Icelandic defender Larus Sigurdsson (pictured above with Adam Chambers).
The 28-year-old stopper, who was a rock on the right-hand side of Albion's three-man defence last season, put off plans to return to his native land to test himself in The Premiership and is ready to fight for his place with any summer additions Gary Megson may bring in to the club.
"Now we're in the Premiership, I'm expecting the gaffer to strengthen the team in all areas - including defence," Sigurdsson told the official website.
"But I'm looking forward to fighting for my place."