Are these five of West Brom's worst ever signings?

West Brom - The Hawthorns

With the transfer window now open, we have a look at some of the more forgettable signings to have pulled on a West Brom shirt. Here are five:

Nicolas Anelka

An experienced forward with plenty of pedigree in the Premier League and has experience of winning big prizes - and knows where the back of the net is. Well this individual sounds like the kind of person a Premier League side would love to have in their ranks. As long as it isn't Nicolas Anelka. A controversial character who only scored twice for the Baggies during his time at The Hawthorns in a 3-3 draw against West Ham United. What followed was a celebration that would end up being talked about for the remainder of that season with an apparent anti-semetic quenelle gesture. The Frenchman ended up being sacked and moved to the Indian Super League.

Andy Townsend

His footballing ability by the time he rocked up at West Brom was probably as good as his punditry and analysis is received for his contribution to ITV's footballing coverage nowadays, though the former Republic of Ireland international seemed to be well regarded as the clubs he played for previously. The midfielder ended up retiring when he was at West Brom, and contributed just the 18 appearances for the club, with very few memorable moments, as a recurrence of a knee injury blighted his time in the West Midlands. He was offered a coaching role by then manager Gary Megson, but he turned it down.

Borja Valero

The central midfielder is now plying his trade in Italy with Fiorentina, so for a side of that calibre to buy him, one would think the player has something to offer at least, but it didn't seem to work out during his time at The Hawthorns. But a U-turn from the Spaniard will probably be a reason he may not be remembered so fondly. After the club's relegation from the Premier League in 2009 he said he was prepared to stay, preferring to play for Real Mallorca instead. He also had a loan spell with Villarreal before joining them permanently. During his 36 appearances for the club, he failed to get on the scoresheet.

Markus Rosenburg

Rosenburg made 33 appearances for the Baggies during his time at the club after signing on a free transfer from Werder Bremen in 2012. His goal return amounted to none over a two-year spell which is not something you would like from a forward. He ended up leaving the club last year to return to his boyhood club Malmo. 

Scott Sinclair

Talked up as one of the more promising talents in the game during his time at Swansea City which earned him a move to Manchester City, but spent a short time on loan at West Bromwich Albion but failed to impress during his time at The Hawthorns on loan in the 2013/14 campaign. He made 11 appearances for the side without finding the net, but provided one assist.

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