West Bromwich Albion have endured a tumultuous past few years, which has seen them relegated from the Premier League, mid-table in the Championship, early-season relegation candidates and now promotion chasers.
Their emergence into the latter category can be attributed to the impressive work of Carlos Corberan, who took over from a beleaguered Steve Bruce to rescue the Baggies.
Are you a fan of Conor Townsend?
A progressive coach, the young Spaniard inherited a squad that had been constructed by various managers across several seasons.
Even during the January window, he was hardly able to stamp his mark on the team given the financial restrictions faced, as the club could only muster a loan signing and a free transfer.
Despite this, the 39-year-old has thrived with what was handed to him and most recently earned an impressive victory over the relentless Middlesborough to cement their place around the playoff spots.
One figure who has impressed throughout his tenure is Conor Townsend, who continues to occupy the left-back spot with a steely resolve and a dynamic play style.
How much is Conor Townsend worth?
Having been signed in 2018 by ex-manager Darren Moore, the 29-year-old has become something of a stalwart in the Hawthorns changing room. He has featured in every game this season for the Midlands outfit, proving himself a dependable asset for both regimes.
The former Scunthorpe United ace has come a long way from the unknown commodity that was acquired for just £750k.
Since then, however, he has unsurprisingly seen a meteoric rise in value, as he cemented himself as a regular starter for a side that enjoyed a season in the top-flight.
FootballTransfers actually have the apex of his expected Transfer Value at an impressive €7.9m (£6.9m), truly outlining this growth. That suggests that in just five years since his move his value has increased by a whopping 819%.
Boasting a 6.95 average rating for the campaign so far, Townsend has become an imperative player for his club both offensively and defensively.
The English machine manages to record 0.9 key passes alongside 2.0 clearances and 1.5 tackles per game, via Sofascore, thus truly supporting podcaster and writer Chris Lepkowski‘s suggestion that he is “a really productive and industrious player”.
Although his time at the club was short-lived, Moore struck gold with this particular deal which has aided the club for many years following his dismissal.