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West Brom: Kenneth Zohore has been a major waste of money

West Brom have been pretty active in the transfer market over the past few years, with some players being brought in for substantial amounts of money.

As tends to be the case with some players at most clubs, not all players end up being worth the money that gets paid to buy them in terms of what they manage to produce on the pitch.

One figure that falls into this category for the Midlands club is striker Kenneth Zohore, who joined the Baggies back in the 2019 summer transfer window from Cardiff City in a deal worth a reported fee of £8m.

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Which La Liga club did West Brom sign Okay Yokuslu on loan from in the 2021 January transfer window?

Since then, the 28-year-old, who is currently listed as the highest earner at the Hawthorns with a weekly wage of £26k-per-week according to Salary Sport, has only made 23 appearances for the club across all competitions in which he has netted only five goals.

Taking into account his lack of game time and goals for the Baggies since his arrival, it’s safe to say that the centre-forward has been draining Guochuan Lai’s bank account of £11.5m from his transfer fee and weekly wages combined from the 137 weeks he’s been on the books at West Brom.

Labelled as a “lazy” player in the past by his former Cardiff manager Neil Warnock, it’s surprising that the Midlands club still have the attacker in their ranks and haven’t moved him on either in the previous summer or winter transfer windows on a permanent basis after his loan spell with Millwall last season.

Has Zohore been a big waste of money for West Brom?

Yes

Yes

No

No

With 17 league appearances for the east London club during the 2020/21 campaign, the Danish international could only find the back of the net twice and ultimately earn himself an underwhelming overall performance rating of 6.38, making him one of the lowest-rated players to start more than two league games according to WhoScored.

Moving forward, having played in seven games with the U23s this season, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not Steve Bruce gives the striker a chance in the first team between now and the end of the campaign.

If the Baggies boss doesn’t give him an opportunity to play and isn’t likely to next season either, it could be the best option for all parties if they try to sell him to another club and get back some of the money they shelled out for the disappointing 28-year-old.

In other news: Steve Madeley drops worrying update on 20-goal “diamond”, WBA fans will be fuming

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