West Brom endured a tough summer amid continued uncertainty over the ownership but the Baggies were still able to do some decent business.
West Brom find themselves in 11th place after the opening five games of the Championship season. Carlos Corberan’s side have collected seven points after two wins, a draw and two defeats thus far.
There were tough moments for the Baggies over the summer but now, Corberan’s focus will be on getting the best out of his squad.
Let’s late a look at all the ins and outs at The Hawthorns…
Josh Maja (free transfer)
Jeremy Sarmiento (loan from Brighton & Hove Albion)
Pipa (loan from Ludogorets)
Dara O’Shea (sold to Burnley)
David Button (free transfer to Reading)
Karlan Grant (loan to Cardiff City)
Taylor Gardner-Hickman (loan to Bristol City)
Zac Ashworth (loan to Bolton Wanderers)
Ethan Ingram (loan to Salford City)
Jake Livermore (released)
Tom Rogic (released)
Kean Bryan (released)
“Given the circumstances, I think West Brom did quite well in the summer transfer window.
“More business was needed to turn this squad into one that can really challenge for promotion but amid continued uncertainty over the ownership, those at the club did well to add some fresh blood to the ranks.
“The biggest achievement was maintaining most of the key assets though. Of course, Dara O’Shea was sold to Burnley, but considering that he was the only notable permanent departure, you have to praise those in charge of the decisions given some of the interest that emerged. Most of the departures were free transfer exits for fringe players or loan moves for those in need of minutes elsewhere.
“If a new owner can be found, the Baggies can have a bright future under Corberan. With key assets still onboard, this window can be viewed as a positive one. Of course, more than three signings would have made it a better one but given the ownership situation, the summer transfer window was pretty good for West Brom.”