Baggies release three first-team squad members

Abdoulaye Meite
Ivory Coast's Meite is among those searching for a new club

West Brom have released a trio of first-team squad players in Ivory Coast's Abdoulaye Meite, Gianni Zuiverloon and Giles Barnes.

Ex-Bolton defender Meite and Zuiverloon, who signed from Dutch side Heerenveen, joined the Baggies three years ago for £2m and £3.2m respectively.

But the pair have struggled to produce their best form.

Barnes has not featured under Roy Hodgson since his arrival as manager.

Albion's sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth said: "I would like to thank Abdoulaye, Gianni and Giles for their efforts with us and wish them every success in their future careers."

The Baggies have taken up one-year options on left-back Marek Cech and striker Roman Bednar.

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