It’s been a very strange season for the Baggies so far, currently hovering in and around the relegation zone of the Championship. Steve Bruce has parted ways with the club, and Carlos Corberan has been brought in as his replacement. Things can only get better from here, we hope.
But given the squad’s dire performances on the pitch, many have been asking whether they deserve the hefty wages they get each week. Well, we’ve decided to provide you a list of the top 20 earners at the club, so you can decide for yourself.
These figures are taken from SalarySport.
#20 Jayson Molumby – £7,100 p/w (£369,200 per year)Embed from Getty Images
In at number 20 on this list is Irish midfielder Jayson Molumby, who joined permanently from Brighton this summer after a successful loan deal with the Baggies. You would hope for Jayson’s sake that his salary relies largely on bonuses, because his base wage isn’t much higher than Albion’s youngsters.
#19 Martin Kelly – £7,900 (£410,800 per year)Embed from Getty Images
The 32-year-old joined West Brom on a free transfer from Crystal Palace whilst Bruce was in charge. He’s only made four appearances so far this season, but Kelly was always going to be a back-up player for the Baggies.
#18 Erik Pieters – £8,300 (£431,600 per year)Embed from Getty Images
Another free agent brought in by Steve Bruce this summer, Erik Pieters has given Conor Townsend some competition at left-back and has also been deployed as a centre-back when needed. A useful signing, but clearly not one for the long-term.
#17 David Button – £12,000 (£624,000 per year)Embed from Getty Images
David Button has polarised fans this season with his performances. Some say his experience should mean that he keeps his spot as No 1, whilst others are demanding that Alex Palmer gets a few games. The latter has impressed recently, too, which does not bode well for Button’s future at the club – especially now Josh Griffiths is making a name for himself as well.
#16 Semi Ajayi – £13,000 (£676,000 per year)Embed from Getty Images
Once a shining beacon surrounded by sub-par defenders, Semi Ajayi’s performances in recent months have been poor – a far-cry from his time with us in the Premier League. He’s made seven appearances, but only 39% of those games have seen him in the starting eleven. Steve Bruce wasn’t a fan, but Carlos Corberan’s tactics might favour Ajayi a bit more.