West Brom have not been shy when it comes to cashing in on some of their key players over the years in numerous transfer windows, such as Jay Rodriguez, Matheus Pereira, Craig Dawson and Nacer Chadli among others.
One other player for whom the Baggies reaped a significant transfer income is Salomon Rondon after they sold him to Chinese club Dalian Yifang in 2019 for a fee believed to be near his £16.5m release clause.
During his time at The Hawthorns, the Venezuelan racked up 28 goals and 10 assists in 120 appearances across all competitions after they had signed him from Zenit St Petersburg for a then club-record fee of around £12m.
In China, the striker netted 14 goals and provided seven assists in just 28 games but was then moved out on loan to CSKA Moscow in February last year. With 13 games in Russia under his belt, the 32-year-old scored just four goals and delivered two assists before eventually returning to China.
The former Baggies star was on the move again last summer after the Chinese club ended their association with Rondon, which led to the striker returning to England, this time on a free transfer to Everton.
Since then, the well-travelled 32-year-old, who is currently picking up £43k-per-week at Goodison Park according to Salary Sport, has found regular game-time hard to come by, having started just 11 of his 17 appearances across all competitions and scoring only three goals in the process.
At this moment in time, Transfermarkt has the centre-forward’s overall market value listed as £3.6m, which is a significant 78% decrease from the fee that the Midlands club picked up for him back in 2019.
Taking all this into account, it seems as though Luke Dowling made the right call by selling the Venezuelan striker when he did.
Looking ahead, with the Merseyside club still in danger of being relegated, there’s every possibility that the Baggies could be facing off against their former striker should the Toffees end up failing to avoid the drop to the Championship for next season.