Aston Villa are set to complete the signing of talented West Brom youngster Tim Iroegbunam, according to a fresh report which has emerged.
The Lowdown: Iroegbunam impresses in academy
Iroegbunam has made 30 appearances for Albion’s under-18s, chipping in with four goals and four assists in that time.
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The Latest: Villa set to sign youngster
According to Football Insider, the young midfielder looks set to depart The Hawthorns imminently, with Villa expected to acquire his signature despite West Brom offering him a new contract.
The teenager is believed to have ‘agreed terms’ over a four-year deal with the Baggies’ Midlands rivals, with a ‘six-figure compensation fee’ mentioned in the report.
The Verdict: Blow for the Baggies
Losing talented young players is always disappointing, so this has to be considered a blow for West Brom, with Iroegbunam potentially having a bright future in the game as illustrated by his academy recognition for 2020/21.
That being said, he was unlikely to play a prominent role next season having yet to make his senior debut, and Valerien Ismael may feel that the 18-year-old didn’t have a long-term future under him.
The fact that Iroegbunam has joined a local rival might not go down too well, but it should still be interesting to see how he develops in the coming years.
In other news, a pundit has dropped a transfer verdict on one rumoured West Brom target. Find out who it is here.
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