The Brazil international joined the Hoops from Tottenham Hotspur in 2014, making his debut for the West London side against Manchester United only a matter of days afterwards.
QPR’s bid to make an immediate return hasn’t gone as planned, prompting the club to seek cost-cutting measures starting with the sale of top scorer Charlie Austin to Southampton this month.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side are seemingly keen to offload more, and Sandro was one of those likely to leave with the midfielder’s expected high earnings a real problem while in the Championship.
Tony Pulis’s side have been very cautious on the transfer front this month, preferring to seek loan deals rather than perhaps paying over the odds in what many describe as an inflated market.
Sandro, a holding midfielder, will offer West Brom options in the middle of the park and his physical strengths and ability to offer defensive protection to his back four are desired attributes.
Writing on Twitter upon his confirmation, both sets of supporters ultimately seem satisfied by the deal.
Don't think Sandro will be remembered with too much fondness at #QPR. Top bloke, but never on a pitch long enough to make a difference— Ash Rose (@AshroseUK) January 29, 2016
#QPR fans slightly out of order personally slagging Sandro. Has always played with passion when played. Not his fault on £50k a week, ours!— Superhooper6 (@superhooper6) January 29, 2016
#QPR People pleased to see Sandro go seemingly because of his injury record. Personally sad to see top class midfield enforcer go— Lee Wiffen (@extrawide) January 29, 2016
We've signed Sandro on loan? That is BOSS!! Made up with that #WBA— Tom Sharp (@_tomsharp_) January 30, 2016
Hope we actually play Sandro and not just stick him on our bench for the rest of the season #wba— Daniel Smith (@smith_83_Dan) January 29, 2016
Hope we've got the Sandro who was at spurs, class act.. But the one at QPR was a bit dodgy #wba— stuart walton (@stuwolwalton) January 29, 2016