Striker Victor Anichebe says that his move to Albion has put the hunger back into his football.
The 25-year-old Nigerian international shares the prospect of becoming the Baggies joint record signing with fellow transfer deadline day recruit Stephane Sessegnon.
But the £6m striker has only gained confidence from Albion’s record pay-out for his services after a seven-year stint at Everton.
“I knew before that there was interest but when I found out, I knew I really wanted to come here – Steve Clarke didn’t really need to persuade me.
“Everton have gone through change, a lot of staff who’d been there since I was a boy at Everton had gone.
“ It’s not a bad thing but I thought maybe it’s time for me to go on and experience something else, so I didn’t need much persuasion, other teams were interested but I chose to come to West Brom.
“It was sad but I just felt it was the right time to go. Roberto Martinez wanted me to stay but I'd made up my mind. He sent me a lovely text message after I left.
“The first week I was here I was in bed thinking "have I made the right decision" texting some of the Everton boys asking how it is, but I'm happy I've definitely made the right decision, it's brought out my hunger.
“Some of the players here have put hunger into me. It's a pleasure to see the enthusiasm that Saido (Berahino) has every day, so it's the right decision I left.”
As for his shared “top transfer” billing with Sessegnon, Anichebe adds: “It makes you feel good, gives you added confidence that another team’s gone out to pay money for you.
“But the price tag definitely doesn’t matter to me, I’ve just come here to try to achieve good things, I’m looking forward to the journey."