Last Updated: Sat, 04 May 2013 11:43
Steve Clarke has dismissed fears that Jonas Olsson could leave West Brom this summer despite him having an escape clause in his deal.
The Baggies head coach has been delighted with the 30-year-old Sweden international central defender's performances this season as the side currently sit in eighth position in the Premier League table with three games remaining.
However, there were concerns that Olsson could be lured away from the Hawthorns if another club activates a £3.5 million get-out clause in his contract in the upcoming transfer window.
But it seems only a small number of top clubs in European football can trigger the clause, while Clarke is convinced that Olsson will not depart the club anyway.
"He's a key player for the club and he's been a key player for a number of years," said Clarke in the Express & Star.
"Not everybody plays to their maximum level every week throughout the course of the season. That's normal. He's an important part of the team. He has good weeks and weeks when he's not so good. But that applies to every player."
When quizzed if he felt the cluase would become an issue, Clarke added: "Like I said in January, no I don't."
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