Should Alan Pardew make renewing West Brom starlet's Tyler Roberts' contract a priority?

Former manager of Crystal Palace and Newcastle, Alan Pardew arrives to work for the media ahead of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Manchester City at the...

Alan Pardew looks set to be confirmed as West Bromwich Albion's new manager and should waste no time getting to work.

Alan Pardew, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park on December 17, 2016 in London, England.

According to the Express and Star, Alan Pardew is all set to be confirmed as the new West Brom manager - and with the Baggies currently in a perilous position in the Premier League, the 56-year-old will surely waste no time getting down to work.

While his focus is likely to be on the first-team, he should arguably also give some attention regarding Tyler Roberts' contract situation as he continues to impress out on loan with Walsall.

West Bromwich Albion forward Tyler Roberts looks on during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between West Brom and Crystal Palace at Hong Kong Stadium on July 22, 2017 in Hong Kong,...

The Times recently reported that the 18-year-old is out of contract at The Hawthorns in the summer having previously turned down a five-year deal with the Baggies - and there is a queue of clubs seriously interested in exploiting his contract situation.

But Roberts is clearly an enormous talent, and Pardew should look to do everything he can to try and convince the teenager that things will change under his management and thus, he should extend his contract with the club.

Former manager of Crystal Palace and Newcastle, Alan Pardew arrives to work for the media ahead of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Manchester City at the...

Roberts has scored five times out on loan with the League One side, and has contributed three league assists this term, so it certainly appears that he has the potential to be an important player for West Brom in the future if he stays.

So with his contract situation, as things stand, surely forcing the Baggies into a decision during the January transfer window, Pardew should surely waste no time in putting a new deal for Roberts near the very top of his agenda once his appointment is confirmed by West Brom.

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