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West Brom agree compensation with Barnsley for Ismael

West Brom have agreed compensation with Barnsley for manager Valerien Ismael.

The Daily Mail says compensation of around £2million has been agreed with his club Barnsley and talks were held over the weekend.

The 45-year old Frenchman has been in demand following an impressive debut season in the Championship with Barnsley which saw them narrowly miss out on promotion.

West Brom have lurched from one target to another following Sam Allardyce's departure. Their Chinese owners blocked the appointment of Chris Wilder and deliberated too long over offering the job to David Wagner.

Frustration around the saga also saw the departure of sporting and technical director Luke Dowling by mutual consent.

They now hope Ismael will accept the challenge of returning the club to the Premier League. However, he has a number of players who wish to leave this summer and faces the task of reshaping the squad.

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