The Romanian defender is keen to remain with the Baggies despite limited opportunities and is out to impress new manager Steve Clarke after falling out of favour under Roy HodgsonWest Bromwich Albion defender Gabriel Tamas wants to stay with the Black Country side and is out to impress new Baggies manager Steve Clarke.
The Romanian made just eight league appearances last season as Gareth McAuley and Jonas Olsson formed a strong partnership at centre-back.
But with Olsson’s future up in the air, Tamas is looking to force his way back into the first team picture.
"Gab loves it in England," Tamas' agent told the Birmingham Mail. "He wants to buy a house here and it's up to him now to show Steve Clarke that he is as good as, if not better, than the players already here.
"Gab comes back in pre-season and he's in the mix to win a place. Steve Clarke will make his own opinion and we hope Gabi will have a good chance of playing and being part of that."
Tamas first joined West Brom on loan during their 2009-10 promotion winning season before making the move permanent as the club entered the Premier League.
Clarke will be the third manager the 28-year-old has played under at the Hawthorns after first appearing in new Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo’s team until his sacking and replacement by current England boss Roy Hodgson.
And with the slate wiped clean, Tamas is looking to cement a place in the Baggies first team squad.
"He wants to fight for his place. A new manager brings a whole new set of ideas and plans," his agent continued.
"We still don't know what style of football Steve Clarke will want but we hope Gab will be part of his plans."