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The Baggies were relegated down to the Championship two years ago and since then, it’s pretty safe to say that their spendings have been much smaller compared to their years in the English top-flight.
For that reason, it doesn’t really surprise that the 2015/16 acquisition of Solomon Rondon from Zenit St Petersburg for a reported fee of £15.3m is still their biggest signing to date. His arrival eclipsed the £11.3m price tag that Brown Ideye amassed back in 2014/15 with his move from Dynamo Kyiv.
Of course, West Brom would come fairly close to breaking their record once again in 2016/17 when they bought Nacer Chadli from Tottenham Hotspur for a sum of £13.6m, making him their second most expensive signing in the history of the club. A year later, Oliver Burke and Jay Rodriguez would slot into third and fourth place respectively, a hierarchy that would remain untouched to this day.
But of course, Rondon is not only their most expensive purchase but also their most expensive departure as well. In 2019/20, the centre-forward was sold to Dalian Professional in the Chinese Super League for a reported fee of £16.4m, making the club a small profit overall in the process too.
Chadli was also sold relatively quickly after his arrival, this time West Brom moving him on to Monaco for £10.8m, their third biggest departure to date, just behind Rondon in first place and Saido Berahino in second.
When it comes to some of the most famous West Brom transfers of all time, it’s really difficult to beat the icons of the past whose impact can still be felt all those years after their stints with the club.
Of course, we’re talking about legends such as Cyrille Regis, W.G. Richardson, Laurie Cuningham or even Tony Brown’s grand return to the club for a second and final spell with the team of his youth. All of those icons played a crucial role in the Baggies’ history and all deserve to be mentioned.
Among the more modern players, we have to give a shout to Rondon, Gareth Barry, Russel Hoult or Ben Foster as they are among the more successful transfers that West Brom has made.
Of course, there are more and some are bound to not feature on the list but the mentioned players are definitely among the ones that ruffled a few feathers with their transfers.