After a stirring start to the season, during which they won eight out of their first 13 games and new manager Steve Clarke managed to keep them as high as fourth up to the end of November, the Baggies have endured less invigorating form at the business end. However, while their form has not been good, they remain on course for a club record eighth-place finish.
A disappointing lull has seen West Brom gain only 15 points from the last possible 54, and another worry is that while Romelu Lukaku has scored an impressive 14 league goals and created another seven, he is, after all, on loan.
Their early performances showed what the Baggies can do when on song, but the showings since then have been well under par, meaning that—even without the loss of Lukaku—there are several areas that need adding to.
Looking likely to finish eighth behind Liverpool and Everton is the good news for Steve Clarke in his first season at the helm—the bad news is that he could lose two of his star players in Lukaku and Peter Odemwingie.
This is a list of potential transfers that could help the Baggies to put on a top-four challenge next year.
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