West Brom deadline day review - a good 24 hours

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West Bromwich Albion seem to have addressed some problem areas.

West Bromwich Albion had one of the busier deadline days, as they looked to strengthen, particularly in their attacking areas after starting the season without scoring a single Premier League goal.

Having already added the experienced Nicolas Anelka to their forward line, West Brom sought to bring in more attacking depth, and targeted Victor Anichebe, Romelu Lukaku and Stephane Sessegnon.

In terms of the forwards, West Brom unfortunately missed out on Romelu Lukaku (who went to Everton on loan), who scored 17 goals for them (also on loan) in the Premier League last season, which they will regard as a bit of a blow. But they did manage to land both Anichebe and Sessegnon – Anichebe for £6m whilst Sessegnon signed for an undisclosed fee. The club has claimed that the fee for Sessegnon broke their transfer record.

Morgan Amalfitano joined the club on a season-long loan from Marseille to give the Baggies another option in midfield, whilst Northern Ireland keeper Lee Camp as a free agent, which many would argue is much needed cover, as their own number one stopper out for up to 12 weeks with a foot injury.

In terms of outgoings, Peter Odemwingie drove to a club that actually wanted him as he completed a £2.25m move to Cardiff City, and avoided an embarrassing repeat of January when he turned up Loftus Road expecting to sign for QPR.

Overall, West Brom have made some solid signings by adding some strength and pace up front, although the club and the fans will be disappointed over Lukaku.

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