#6 – 2015/16 (6/10)

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Summer:

In: James McLean (£1.5m), James Chester (£8m), Rickie Lambert (£3m), Salomon Rondon (£12m); Anders Lindegaard (Free); Jonny Evans (Undisclosed); Serge Gnabry (Loan).

Out: Joleon Lescott (£2m); Brown Ideye, Liam O’Neill, Donervon Daniels, Kemar Roofe and Graham Dorrans (Undisclosed); Alex Palmer (Loan).

Winter:

In: Alex Pritchard and Sandro (Loan).

Estimated net spend: £20m

Albion certainly got rid of some dead wood during this window, most notably forwards Ideye and Roofe, who made little impact during their time at The Hawthorns.

Going into his first full season as manager, Pulis made some very Pulis-esque signings during this window: Lambert and McClean in particular.

Pulis did get it right with Rondon and Evans, though, both of whom enjoyed three successful seasons at the club. Rondon was particularly impressive as he scored 24 goals in 108 appearances.

He instantly earned the Albion faithful’s support when he netted a stoppage-time winner away at Stoke in 2015.


#5 – 2017/18 (6.5/10)

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Summer:

In: Jay Rodriguez (£12m), Oliver Burke (£15m), Kieran Gibbs (£7m); Gareth Barry and Zhang Yuning (Undisclosed).

Out: Callum McManaman and Craig Gardner (Undisclosed).

Winter:

In: Daniel Sturridge (Loan).

Albion had good hits and bad misses as they prepared for what would become their last Premier League season to date. This became synonymous with Pulis’ time in charge of transfer dealings at the Hawthorns and ultimately cost West Brom their place in the Premier League.

Rodriguez, following in the footsteps of Rondon, impressed in the forward line. He was a key player in Albion’s play-off bid in the 2018/19 season, scoring 23 goals. Gibbs performed similarly, impressing in the Premier League and even more so in the Championship.

Barry has also been useful over the last couple of seasons, adding much needed experience in a very young, inexperienced squad.

Pulis was sacked in November and replaced temporarily by Gary Megson, but it was Alan Pardew, who joined midway through the season, that was in charge of the winter dealings

Estimated net spend: £32m