West Bromwich Albion have matched their expectations for the 2023-24 season so far as they are marching towards a likely top six finish in the Sky Bet Championship. Carlos Corberan looks set to accomplish play-off qualification, something he was agonisingly close to achieving last campaign despite Albion’s rocky start under Steve Bruce.
The Baggies missed out on the final day as Sunderland claimed the final spot but it appears the fortunes have changed as the gap to the seventh-placed Black Cats is currently two points, with a game in hand. Form on the road has been inconsistent again this term but The Hawthorns has been a fortress to help the Baggies maintain their promotion hopes.
Corberan has had limited resources ever since arriving at the football club as transfer funds have been near non-existent and injuries have plagued his squad. Nonetheless, Albion have battled on to compete with those in and around them and they are now - fingers crossed - favourites to earn a play-off finish.
West Brom’s form has not only had an impact on performance in the league standings but also on the reputation of the squad. The transfer valuations of the current crop have increased as a result, putting the Baggies’ roster among the most lucrative in the entire English second tier.
But how does Albion’s total transfer value compare to the other 23 teams in the Championship? As per the latest figures from Transfermarkt, here’s a full run-through from 24th to 1st.