Varela and Blanco to leave West Brom

Varela and Blanco to leave West Brom

West Brom misfits Silvestre Varela and Sebastian Blanco are set to leave The Hawthorns within the next 24 hours.

Winger Varela is primed to join Parma on loan, with the Baggies ready to cancel his season-long deal from Porto.

Press Association Sport also understands fellow wideman Blanco is expected to move to San Lorenzo in Argentina on loan.

The pair joined in the summer under former head coach Alan Irvine but Tony Pulis, who replaced the Scot last month, wants to revamp his squad.

Varela has made nine appearances, scoring once, after suffering an injury-blighted spell at the Baggies while Blanco has failed to make an impact.

He signed a two-year deal after joining from Ukrainian side Metalist in the summer but has not started in the Barclays Premier League, making just five appearances in all competitions.

Pulis has seen a bid for Callum McManaman rejected by Wigan but is expected to return with a second offer.

He retains an interest in Manchester United’s Darren Fletcher and is expected to firm that up this week.


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