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4.5m profit: West Brom broke the bank in record transfer but it was worth it



When the summer of 2015 rolled along, West Brom was undoubtedly having one of their best seasons ever.

The Baggies were gearing up for their sixth successive Premier League season after finishing in 13th place the previous one.

That was by far their longest tournament stay in that form in the club’s history at that moment.

Because of this, West Brom had more alternatives when it came to investing in their playing team because of the lucrative financial benefits that come with being a well-established top-flight team.

That’s definitely something the folks in control at The Hawthorns capitalized on in the summer of 2015.

Salomon Rondon cost West Brom a lot of money.

The Baggies secured the acquisition of Salomon Rondon in August 2015, the same day they began their most recent Premier League campaign.

After reportedly paying £12 million, the striker joined Zenit St Petersburg of Russia on a four-year contract.

Salomon Rondon for West Brom vs Swansea City

The Venezuelan international became the club’s most expensive signing ever when he made the transfer for that kind of money.

There was a chance that Rondon’s record-breaking investment from West Brom represented a bit of a risk, given his lack of experience playing in England.

In the end, though, it was a decision made by those at The Hawthorns that would benefit the club generally.

Salomon Rondon was a solid acquisition for the Baggies

Rondon moved to West Brom, and he quickly found himself at home at The Hawthorns, contributing significantly to the Baggies.

For the following three seasons, the striker stayed in the Midlands and scored 28 goals in 120 appearances across all competitions for the team.

Salomon Rondon West Brom record – stats from Transfermarkt
Season Appearances Goals Assists
2015/16 40 10 4
2016/17 40 8 2
2017/18 40 10 4

Derby County wants to take the second tier by storm under Paul Warne after being a big fish in a small pond in League One for far too long. They won’t be satisfied with just making up the numbers in the Championship next season.

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