Exciting West Brom youngster Reyes Cleary is being watched by a number of top clubs, according to reliable journalist Luke Hatfield.
The Lowdown: Cleary catching the eye
The Baggies have a hugely talented young player in their ranks, with Cleary impressing for the under-23s so far this season.
Cleary is still waiting to make his first team bow, but it may not be too far away if he continues to perform at his current level.
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The Latest: Hatfield provides update on Cleary
Speaking to Give Me Sport, Hatfield of The Express & Star discussed the teenager’s future at The Hawthorns, admitting that he is regarded highly by Albion but other clubs are watching him closely. The journalist said:
“By the sounds coming out of the club, they rate him highly. He looks like a player who knows where the back of the net is at youth level.
“We’ll see how he develops, of course, because plenty of youngsters shine at that level, and maybe don’t kick on to the first-team setup and manage to do that.
“But we’ll see what happens with him. It can only be a good sign that clubs are interested and are being linked with him.”
The Verdict: Keep him at Albion
Cleary looks a hugely gifted talent with a bright future ahead of him, so it is vital that West Brom tie him down for as long as possible.
He is yet to sign a professional contract with the Baggies and it is important that that changes soon, ensuring that he has a large buyout clause in the process.
It may be tough for them to keep hold of Cleary forever, but for the time being, he should be viewed as a possible future regular at The Hawthorns.
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