The Baggies got the ball rolling on that front after they announced they had secured a deal to sign John Swift on a free transfer from Reading.
While this shows just how keen West Brom are to get their summer transfer business underway, it also shows that they are not shy when it comes to signing other players in the Championship.
One other figure that has spent this recent season in the second division that has been linked with a move to the Hawthorns is Derby County attacker Tom Lawrence.
It was reported last week that the Baggies are one of the clubs interested in signing the 28-year-old this summer.
With his current contract at Derby, who have now been relegated from the Championship, set to expire at the end of June, this could give West Brom another chance to bring a player in for free as they did with Swift.
As well as the financial benefits, the £4.5m-rated Derby star could also give the Baggies an upgrade on one of their current attacking players – Callum Robinson.
To compare the two players from their recent Championship campaigns, the 28-year-old racked up more goals than the Baggies figure as well as more shots, crosses, interceptions and tackles.
This shows that he is a more all-around player up and down the pitch than Robinson, meaning that he could be a better option than him for Bruce.
To further highlight his attacking and creative talents, Lawrence ended Derby’s tough campaign with the highest average for shots (2.7) and key passes (1.4) per game.
Having scored 50 goals and delivered 40 assists in 264 Championship games throughout his career, the Welshman certainly has the experience in him to be a useful addition to West Brom’s squad as they aim to reach the Premier League once again.
Labelled as a “fabulous talent” by Gary Bowyer, Lawrence should definitely be in West Brom’s transfer target list before the next season kicks off as he could end up being crucial for their promotion hopes.