#2 Saido Berahino (Stoke City) – £12.0mEmbed from Getty Images
Saido Berahino: the Albion youth talent who had the makings of a tremendous footballer but was led astray by his off-the-field antics which ultimately cost him his career.
The 26-year-old plays for Zulte Waregem in Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League, the side he joined for free from Stoke in the summer of 2019.
The Potters must now feel foolish for spending £12m to pry him from the Hawthorns in 2017 — especially because he scored just five goals in 56 matches for them!
Berahino also now plays for Burundi’s national team, likely well aware that his days of ever making the grade for the England squad are long gone; in 12 appearances for them, he has scored a single goal.
#1 Salomon Rondon (D. Yifang) – £16.5mEmbed from Getty Images
Rondon was never likely to stick around once Albion were relegated, and so there was no real surprise when he joined Newcastle on loan for the 2018/19 season.
He enjoyed his time playing for Rafa Benitez, so much so that he ended up following the Spaniard to Chinese club, Dalian Yifang, who paid his release clause of £16.5m in the summer of 2019, making him the most expensive player on this list.
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