West Brom are battling to keep teen sensation Tyler Roberts from the clutches of Marseille.
The Baggies are additionally struggling to tie the highly-rated 18-year-old striker down to a brand new take care of his present contract expiring in the summer time.
A bunch of Championship golf equipment are monitoring Roberts’ scenario after a string of spectacular shows by the Wales Under-21 star on mortgage at Walsall.
The Saddlers are 14th in League One with Roberts – who smashed a shocking objective and an help in the midweek win over Fleetwood – an everyday starter.
Tuesday evening’s strike was his fifth in ten begins and 5 substitute appearances. Roberts additionally has additionally racked up a quantity of assists, together with the trendy backheel which set Daniel Agyei for Walsall’s fourth in the Four-2 win over Fleetwood.
But Marseille may now persuade him to proceed his footballing training in Ligue 1 the place he would play alongside former West Ham playmaker Dimitri Payet.
Marseille can be ready to embody Roberts of their first-team plans and would probably solely want to pay a compensation charge of round £280,000.
That is the compensation charge that West Brom can be probably to obtain in the event that they headed to a tribunal.
Although the Baggies have now changed Tony Pulis with Alan Pardew, the former Newcastle boss’s focus is predicted to be on extra skilled gamers as the membership battle towards relegation.
After making his first workforce debut for Albion in 2016, Roberts has been on mortgage at Oxford United and Shrewsbury.
This season he has to this point scored 5 objectives in 16 appearances and Walsall with the membership’s followers calling for hm to be signed on a everlasting foundation.
He has a quantity of admirers elsewhere, nonetheless, following reward for his business and his perspective at each his mortgage and guardian golf equipment.