West Bromwich Albion make plans to try and pin down highly rated teenager Rekeem Harper

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis

The 17-year-old midfielder is creating quite a stir at The Hawthorns this season.

General view of fans outside the stadium before the gameGeneral view of fans outside the stadium before the game

West Bromwich Albion have decided to offer 17-year-old midfielder Rekeem Harper his first professional contract, after the teenager continues to impress the club, as reports the Birmingham Mail

Harper is yet to make his debut for the Baggies, but has been listed on the substitutes bench on a few occasions this season, while also making trips with the squad for away games a lot more frequently in recent months.

Within the space of a year, Harper has gone from playing in the U18's, to being fast-tracked into the U23's, to joining the senior squad with Tony Pulis, and the belief at The Hawthorns is that the ball winning midfielder has the potential to go far.

With the club completely safe from relegation in eighth position, just five points shy of matching their previous highest ever points tally in the Premier League, it's possible that Pulis could opt to give the teenager a run-out before the end of the season, with five games left to play.

West Brom manager Tony Pulis before the matchWest Brom manager Tony Pulis before the match

It's thought that West Brom will wait until the summer before offering anything concrete to Harper, but the club seem set on wanting to keep the midfielder at The Hawthorns for a very long time.

West Brom have the weekend off this week as they were due to face Manchester City, however the Citizens face Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals, meaning that the Baggies return to Premier League action next weekend, where they will face Leicester City.

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