West Bromwich Albion struggled over the summer to find the right players to join them in their push for promotion.
It is clear that they obviously did not find them, as they are floundering in 20th place with one win from their first ten Championship games.
Forced to make free transfers and cut cheap deals, their total spend for the window came to just £1.21m.
This tightness with finances can be traced back to years of mismanagement and poor decisions, with the deal to sign Nacer Chadli just one of many.
His stint at the Hawthorns was brief and ultimately unsuccessful.
A return of five goals and five assists in his debut season marks a solid return, however, the 2017/18 season was when they needed him most. Injuries and poor form led to just six appearances in all competitions, with just one Premier League goal.
It was a miserable campaign that resulted in relegation, as the Baggies finished rock bottom having scored just 31 in 38 games.
Although one cannot usually be blamed for injuries, the fact he went on to play in all but one of Belgium’s World Cup games after the league campaign left many fans feeling like something wasn’t quite right.
West Brom are still paying for Tony Pulis’ decision to bring him into the club, one which saw a reliance on their big-money talent to perform.
This is the form West Brom needed to survive, but instead, they got a player seemingly unbothered as the club slumped down the divisions.