Report: Sunderland interested in West Brom starlet Tyler Roberts

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

West Bromwich Albion forward Tyler Roberts is attracting attention from a host of clubs including Sunderland.

Tyler Roberts of West Bromwich Albion during the pre season friendly match against Port Vale at Vale Park on August 1, 2017 in Burslem, England.

According to a report from The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 10th September 2017; page 58), Sunderland may be among the sides who take a look at West Brom youngster Tyler Roberts if his contract is allowed to run down during the coming months.

Roberts appears to be one of the brightest prospects coming through at The Hawthorns, but ended up leaving the Baggies to join League One side Walsall on a season-long loan.

Tony Pulis manager of West Bromwich Albion during the pre season friendly match against Port Vale at Vale Park on August 1, 2017 in Burslem, England.

The Sun on Sunday reports that the 18-year-old is out of contract with West Brom next summer, and there appear to be a cluster of teams looking at pursuing a potential deal.

According to The Sun on Sunday (print edition; 10th September 2017; page 58), Sunderland, Ipswich Town and Brighton and Hove Albion will all look to monitor Roberts' progress during his time at the Bescot Stadium, seemingly in an attempt to put themselves in the hunt if the teenager does become available next summer.

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

Roberts has made a fairly bright start to life with the Saddlers, scoring once and contributing one assist in two league appearances for the third tier side.

It would perhaps be a surprise if West Brom did decide to let Roberts' contract expire by next summer as he appears to have plenty of potential - and may well be capable of contributing for Tony Pulis' side in the future.

But of course, perhaps if Roberts feels that his path to the Baggies first-team is too congested, the idea of signing a new deal may not appeal to him.

And that may open the door for the likes of Sunderland, Ipswich and Brighton to potentially make their own move for the youngster.

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