West Brom finally confirmed the exit of Filip Krovinovic this week as the playmaker made the switch to Nottingham Forest on loan.
Slaven Bilic made the Croatian his main priority over the summer and managed to seal another loan move from Benfica.
Krovinovic had only started five games in the Premier League, and Sam Allardyce made it clear he would allow him to leave The Hawthorns.
Krovinovic has finally shared his verdict on his exit on his personal Instagram account, claiming he already misses the Baggies.
“What a ride that was,” he wrote.
“Dear West Brom family, thank you. I would like to thank my teammates, coaches, staff, board and especially to all supporters of WBA. You all made me feel part of your family from the first day.
“It has been a pleasure to wear this t-shirt during one year and a half. I am still receiving messages from all of you and I can just say to you – once a baggie, always a baggie.
“I will always have you in my heart, miss you already and love you all.”
There may be a great relationship between the two, but it was definitely the right decision from Big Sam to allow Krovinovic to leave.
The Croatian never cemented his spot in the side this season or last in the Championship, and the fact he has moved back down to second-tier proves his level.
West Brom must take advantage of this, now.
Allardyce can’t rest on his laurels and he must fill this spot with a Premier League proven player who can make a difference between now and May.
Krovinovic will be remembered fondly, but maybe more for his relationship with Matheus Pereira rather than his performances.
In other West Brom news, striker to join Baggies training on Monday as Big Sam considers January transfer