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West Brom chief Garlick: Premier League clubs now scared to lose best players

West Brom chief Richard Garlick admits there's been a shift in transfer policy across the Premier League.

The Baggies kept hold of Jonny Evans and Nacer Chadli in the transfer window because no club matched their valuation of either player.

“Because of the size of the transfer fees that were flying around, everybody's a bit scared," he admitted. “You hold onto what you've got because you know what you've got, as opposed to selling.

"Tottenham famously did it with (Gareth) Bale – they sold him and brought in seven players. It wasn't like another Gareth Bale came in, having that money doesn't necessarily help.

“Clubs have decided that they'll stick with what they know unless they can get a good offer, a fair offer for market value.

“And they need to know they can replace, and that it's early enough on in the window to integrate that player in."

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