One player that the Baggies signed on loan in recent times who proved to be a success was Conor Gallagher.
In terms of what he offered to West Brom on the pitch, no other player could match the number of combined tackles and interceptions that the Englishman racked up during his stint at The Hawthorns (121).
He also ended up winning the club’s Young Player of the Season award for his efforts, highlighting just how impressive he was throughout the campaign.
Now that another summer transfer window has arrived, the next few weeks could give the Baggies the chance to find their next version of Gallagher and continue their track record of signing young players from Premier League clubs.
One player with whom West Brom have been linked recently and who could fit this bill is Manchester United’s Hannibal Mejbri.
In 54 appearances for United’s under-18 and under-23 sides, the midfielder has scored seven goals and delivered 19 assists, highlighting just how useful he can be in front of goal. This also backs up Nicky Butt’s praise about the £13k-per-week youngster when he said that the Tunisian has “immense talent” in him.
Bearing in mind how Gallagher scored eight goals and provided five assists in his 39 appearances with Crystal Palace last season, this mirrors the sort of attacking talent that the two players have from midfield.
Despite making two senior league appearances for the Red Devils towards the back end of last season, there’s no guarantee that the Tunisian will be a regular first-team figure for United next term.
With that in mind, a possible move to the Midlands on loan where he’d be able to potentially get regular game-time under Steve Bruce and help the Baggies get back to the top flight could be a tempting prospect for the player.