As things stand, West Brom’s Sébastien Pocognoli will be out of contract in the summer.

Currently on loan at recently promoted Brighton & Hove Albion, the Belgium international is expected to return to the Baggies at the end of May before having to look elsewhere if his contract isn’t renewed at the Hawthorns.

With the Seagulls in the Premier League next season, an extended stay there could be on the cards, as explained by the player himself in a lengthy interview with DH in his home country.

Towards the end of the conversation regarding his time at both West Brom and Brighton, the left-back was about what the future held for him now that promotion was secured.

He said: “The club hasn’t decided yet regarding transfers and end of contracts. We’re all waiting, everything will accelerate in the next few days. We’ll have to see what the club wants and if they want to continue with me. We’ll see. Whatever happens, I have a good feeling.

“I’m part of a team that has made history here, and I can go on holiday stress free. We’ll see with Brighton, but there are other clubs that have expressed interest. West Brom have an option they can activate to keep me an extra year until May. We’ll see, but I doubt they’ll take it. We’ll see the choice I can make for next year.”

Joining Tony Pulis’ current side from Hannover 96 for £1.3m in 2014, the 29-year-old defender only ever made 21 appearances for the Baggies over the course of two seasons.

As for his time at Brighton, Pocognoli made 18 league appearances for the Seagulls, scoring one goal and picking up one assist along the way.