#7 Stéphane Sessègnon – £6.6mEmbed from Getty Images
West Brom signed Stephane Sessegnon from Sunderland for what was then the club’s record transfer fee, so expectations were high for the Benin international.
He was deployed in the attacking midfielder role and was a fairly important member of the squad, featuring in the starting-eleven more often than not.
However, his statistics paint a very different picture: with just a goal and three assists for the Albion in his first season, there was much room for improvement.
But his second season was much the same, and he scored two goals and assisted the same amount in 25 matches, leaving much to be desired.
As a result, Sesegnon was released in the summer of 2016.
#6 Jake Livermore – £10.0mEmbed from Getty Images
Current Albion captain, Jake Livermore, joined the Baggies from Hull City in January 2017 for a whopping £10m.
The signing came as a surprise to most Albion fans as Livermore hadn’t particularly been outstanding for the Tigers and often flew under the radar to the layman, but clearly the board saw something in him that much of us didn’t — and clearly, in hindsight, they were right to bring him in.
Livermore has just guided the Baggies to promotion back to the Premier League, featuring in 45 out of 46 Championship matches, scoring three goals and assisting five. What a player.
#5 Brown Ideye – £10.0mEmbed from Getty Images
Brown Ideye is the quintessential footballing journeyman, having played for a total of 10 different clubs throughout his career, travelling all over the world to join them.
It did come as a surprise, though, when the Baggies bought him from Dynamo Kiev for £10m back in July 2014, as he hadn’t really proven his worth with any side up to that point, and so a switch to the Premier League would have naturally been a big challenge — and it was.
He scored four goals and provided two assists across 24 matches before being sold to Olympiacos the following summer for a mere £4.8m — £6.2m less than what the club paid for him. A dreadful bit of business by the board.