West Brom coach hails Do-Heon Kim form
"We've already lost one player to the Olympics and if we're being selfish then we are glad Kim's staying here," said Tony Mowbray's right-hand man.
"We would have understood if that wasn't the case but it's good for us that he's staying here, can train with us, show the manager his talent and get ready for the Premier League.
Venus believes Kim is making good progress and should be competing for a place in Mowbray's first-team line-up once the new season starts.
"You can see the quality he's got on the ball and he's still adapting to the pace of English football but it's about the team getting used to him and him getting used to the team.
"Once that happens and he gels he will be a good player and addition to this football club. When he came here we knew he had talent.
"It's not easy for these kind of players to adapt to English football but he has a great attitude, he competes, he does everything right so we are pleased he's getting up to speed and is working hard in pre-season.
"I think the Premier League will suit him more than the Championship because the game is more spread out and more technical.
"If he keeps playing as well as he did then he will give the manager a nice problem."