Foster hoping West Brom can attract top drawer talent

⚽ Foster hoping West Brom can attract top drawer talent ⚽

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster hopes this season’s campaign can attract quality signings.

Tony Pulis tried to sign Morgan Schneiderlin in January but the former Manchester United midfielder picked Everton instead, and on Saturday that came back to haunt the Baggies.

“Look at some of the players Everton have like (Romelu) Lukaku and Ross Barkley,” said Foster. “They’re world class.

“It’s so hard for any team below that top seven to attract those sort of players. So I don’t know (how to make that step up). If I did know I’d be a chairman of a team or a successful manager. They’re paying players £100,000 a week, that’s the step up.

“Players like Morgan Schneiderlin want to be playing in Europe, they want to know that every game they play they’re going to be on the team that wins. And they deserve to be, because they’re the proper players.

“We just have to get the ones are up-and-coming or the gems. To be fair we’ve been pretty good at finding a few gems in the past. But it’s hard, everyone’s trying to do it.”