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Navarro's Albion future back in limbo
Alan Navarro is in limbo again over his Albion future.
Manager Gus Poyet is holding meetings this week with every permanent member of the first team squad.
Most are still under contract but Navarro’s one-year deal is about to end.
No announcement has been made by the club but the midfielder tweeted yesterday: “So it’s another summer of uncertainty. Hate this time of year.”
Navarro was released last summer. He was invited back for pre-season training to prove his fitness and form after recovering from a serious knee injury and earned a 12-month contract.
The Liverpudlian, 31 at the end of the month, started half of Albion’s Championship fixtures this season.
Some players under contract will be told by Poyet they are no longer part of his plans, although they have yet to be identified.
Meanwhile, loan signings Joe Mattock and Gonzalo Jara Reyes are also in limbo now that Roy Hodgson is leaving their parent club West Brom to become England coach.
The fullbacks linked up with the Seagulls at the end of January for the rest of the season, in Jara Reyes’ case for the second time.
The Chilean international featured regularly when Hodgson first took charge at The Hawthorns but has made only seven appearances for West Brom this term.
Mattock was on loan at Sheffield United when Hodgson succeeded Roberto Di Matteo in the West Midlands.
He has also been on loan to Portsmouth this season and played just three times under Hodgson.
Wolves target man Sam Vokes and Manchester City prospect Gai Assulin have returned to their clubs as well following loan stints with Albion.
Poyet said: “We have told every player on loan the same. We thanked them for what they did and they have got a great advantage, because we know them now.
“It is always an option but it is early doors. We’ll see what happens. We cannot go for anyone yet.”