Jay Rodriguez is ready for a return to Burnley after the Clarets of the Premier League activated the striker's modest release clause.
Rodriguez found the net 33 times in two seasons for West Brom, as they were first relegated and then fell in the play-offs when they were trying to get an immediate return to the top flight last season.
After the departure of partner in the crime Dwight Gayle, who became a member of the Newcastle parent club when his loan expired, left Albion desperately short on attack options.
In fact, with Salomon Rondon almost certain to move this summer, and with Hal Robson-Kanu suspended for the opening day game at Nottingham Forest, it means that the Baggies do not have recognized leading forwards available for when the season starts.
That's how it is, of course, but the imminent sale of Rodriguez has focused more attention on arrivals with little more than a month until the window closes.
Supporters of Albion, in general, could not repress Rodriguez's return to the local club Burnley, who was interested in his services last summer.
However, the news has left many worried about how thin is the current group that has flown to Spain, particularly the advanced department.
The summer transfer window is open and West Bromwich Albion has a busy summer ahead.
This is the place to keep a record of all the names linked to the club and those linked to the movements that move away from the Hawthorns.
We will bring you the gossip, the transfer deals as they occur, and our own opinions on speculation.
It promises to be a summer of great changes.
WEST BROM FANS AT THE DEPARTURE OF RODRIGUEZ
Toni : Anyone who goes to Beni on the weekend, I would take my boots. You will get a game
Ian Moss: I wish Jay Rod all the best, he never sulked and gave it all for us, he does not rate it as well as others do, but another body that I think will not be replaced properly.
Luke Morris : So, how are we going to replace 55 goals?
Ricci Dunn: Currently I do not have a senior forward for our first game, as I am sure HRK is still banned
Jonathan Pratt: I really do not feel any emotion about the fact that Rodriguez is leaving, like Dawson, but we really have to start attracting some players.
Stuart : I rejected the output of @ JayRodriguez9 but I felt it was only a matter of time once we learned about the release clause. I wonder who will shoot at the goals for us now.
Stuart Hunt: Does anyone know the Super Kev number? Take off your boots, friend
Gunga : Only the 40 goals to replace next season then.
Liam Crowe: Hal Robson-Kanu as the only striker is a bit worrisome
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Nick Ganderton: Good luck to Jay Rod, who never started once and wanted a move to be 100% professional.
Ben Hadlington: Rodriguez, Rondon, Dawson, 32 million pounds, there must be money to reinvest now. If you need 2 strikers, imagine that 1 will be a loan and then one that you bought. Roofe, Gayle, Andy Carroll? Everyone would do a job
AndyT It's a shame to see it go, but with a release rate of 5 million pounds it was a guarantee. He is a good professional and I do not envy him the movement at all. Nice offers for outgoing players that happen now instead of 1/2 weeks before the season starts. Focus minds on recruitment but now
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