Clarke looking for quality, not quantity at West Brom this summer

After unearthing a few gems last season and accumulating their highest-ever points tally with their best finish in the Premier League, the Baggies boss wants to do it again
West Brom boss Steve Clarke is hoping for more success with shrewd transfers this summer.

The recruitment of Claudio Yacob proved a hit in 2012-13, the Argentine a standout for the Baggies as they recorded their highest-ever Premier League points total and league position.

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Clarke was delighted with his scouts for unearthing the former Racing Club midfielder and is confident that they can come across someone like him again.

He told the club's official website: "I don't think it is any more difficult than it was before. The secret is not looking in different places; the secret is finding the right player. It doesn't matter where you look.

"Sometimes they're under your nose and sometimes they are a little bit further away but the secret is always to find the right player and, I think, by and large, with the boys we got in last season, we found the right players.

"Different players do well at different clubs. Some transfers work, some don't.

"A case in point here would be [Yassine] El Ghanassy. It didn't work out for him. He's gone back to Holland [with Heerenveen] and has done very well during the second half of the season.

"Some players fit to a club and some don't – that's football."