Darren Moore was given the West Brom manager’s job permanently this summer after an impressive end to the Premier League season, although he was never likely to save the club from relegation to the Championship.
The Baggies have seemingly prepared for life in England’s second tier well and made eight acquisitions in total ahead of their return to possibly the most demanding league in world football.
With goalkeeper Ben Foster moving back to the Prem with Watford, Moore addressed the situation quickly and moved for Sam Johnstone in what turned out to be the most expensive signing of the summer for the West Midlands side at £6.5m, as well as Jonathan Bond on a free transfer from Reading.
Defenders Kyle Bartley, Conor Townsend and Tyrone Mears also came in on permanent deals to reinforce the squad.
Moore also used the loan market brilliantly, securing exciting youngsters Harvey Barnes from Leicester and Tosin Adarabioyo for the season. Finally, the 44-year-old boss secured surely his deal of the summer by convincing Newcastle to send Dwight Gayle, rated at £9m by Transfermarkt, to the Hawthorns on loan in return for Salomon Rondon going the other way.
So, West Brom fans, who do you think will turn out to be Moore’s signing of the summer? Have your say by voting in our poll below.