This summer saw West Brom desperately wanting to offload Nacer Chadli. The club had just suffered relegation to the Championship and needed his big wages off the books. Luckily, they caught a break. Chadli was a shock call-up to the Belgium squad for the World Cup and ended up performing well as the Red Devils finished third.
West Brom were certainly concerned beforehand that nobody would be paying his £17 million release clause. With good reason. The £13 million signing failed to have a lasting impact at the Hawthorns since joining from Tottenham in 2016.
After an average first campaign, he barely featured last term. Chadli, suffering with a serious hip injury, played just five times for West Brom in their relegation campaign.
Luckily, the World Cup saw interest heat up in the player, and French side AS Monaco took a punt. The Sun reported that West Brom sold him for £10 million, so not quite the release fee, but still a good return considering his poor recent track record.
However, West Brom fans will not be surprised to hear of his new teams current struggles. Chadli has featured seven times for the club, failing to score or register an assist. In fact, he is winless at the Stade Louis II.
Monaco are currently second from bottom, only ahead of Guingamp on goal difference.
He does have hope. His former Belgium assistant Thierry Henry is now his manager in the principality and he might know how to get the best out of him.
But West Brom fans will just be pleased they managed to claw £10 million back for the player.