The Mirror have valued the West Brom squad at £97.7 million following a summer transfer window in which the Baggies brought several new faces to The Hawthorns.
In a league table of squad worth, complied by The Mirror, Albion find themselves in 18th place only ahead of Fulham and Burnley who’s squads are valued at £94 million and £82 million respectively.
The two Manchester clubs sit top of the table with City and United’s squads being valued at £810 million and £628 million respectively, which is considerably more the Baggies who sit at the opposite end of the table.
The value of the Baggies squad has no doubt increased following West Brom’s promotion to the Premier League. The signings of Grady Diangana and Karlan Grant will especially up the value as they are two quality players who still have room to develop.
But the disparity in squad value from the top of the league to the bottom shows just how up against it the Baggies are this season as they fight for Premier League survival.
There is even a huge gap to the next team above Albion in the table, with Leeds United’s squad being worth £120 million, over £20 million more than the Baggies.
If the league table was decided by squad value then Albion would be relegated. This is just another indicator of how hard the Baggies will have to fight to avoid relegation as more often than not they will be facing teams who have vastly more expensive squads.
But value doesn’t always guarantee quality. There is a lot of football still to be played this season and with the additions of Grant and Diangana, there is quality in the side that can keep West Brom up.
In other West Brom news, one club is in advanced talks to sign a Baggies defender and he could leave before Sunday.