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Championship: West Brom’s £45.9m wage bill compared to QPR, Hull City, Cardiff and Swansea CitAy



West Brom's wages during the 2022-23 season have been released - but how does that figure compare to their Championship rivals?

West Brom are gearing up for the Championship play-offs after securing a fifth-placed finish last weekend.

The Baggies are hoping to return to the Premier League after spending the last three seasons outside of the English top-flight after their relegation. They have finished 10th and ninth since, but Carlos Corberan who had to work with loans and free transfers this season, has got them to within three games of promotion.

This is the third and final year of parachute payments for the club which is what a club gets when they’re relegated. It’s to help clubs adapt as Premier League wages are of course going to be much higher than what they would be in the Championship. In some cases, players are moved on and sold for a profit to help with the costs with the day-to-day running of the club.

Since being released, they’ve sold the likes of Matheus Pereira, Callum Robinson, Dara O’Shea and Taylor Gardner-Hickman. Some players saw their deals run out, and departed the Hawthorns for free.

Here, we look at how West Brom’s wage bill compares to their rivals in the Championship. These exact figures were collated by Chris Weatherspoon from the Wise Men Say Podcast and Fair Game. You can read more of his findings, relating to both matters on and off of the pitch here.

*These figures are from the 2022/23 season, and so Sheffield UnitedBurnley and Luton Town feature whilst Rotherham UnitedReading and Blackpool are also included. This is because, all clubs from last season had to publish their accounts, and so this season’s accounts won’t be revealed until this time next year.




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