The 18-year-old - who is pushing 6ft 6in - has penned the contract, which takes him to the summer of 2023, following his return from training with the Young Lions’ Under-20 squad (official WBA website).
Griffiths joined the Baggies at the age of 10 and has progressed through the club's age groups to become a regular for the Under-18s, and was involved for the West Brom U23s in their 6-0 hammering of Sunderland (Transfermarkt).
He trained throughout pre-season alongside first-team keepers Sam Johnstone and Jonathan Bond and has made a big impact within the ranks, with Dwight Gayle complaining he could never beat him and Jake Livermore checking on whether he had penned a new deal, according to Luke Dowling.
“When you hear Dwight Gayle complaining he can never beat him and Jake Livermore checking on whether we have got him tied down on a contract, you know you’ve got a talent on your hands," the sporting and technical director told the WBA website.
“It’s been important for us to get Josh settled on a long deal because we know of at least one Premier League club who were trying to lure him away. I’m delighted he has committed to us and looking forward to see him progress still further.”
Here is what some Albion fans said on social media regarding the academy prospect's new deal at The Hawthorns:
Congratulations Josh!! Thoroughly deserved..— Dave Lawrence (@DaveLawrence84) 11 September 2019
Excellent choice young man.....— Steve (@boingboingste) 11 September 2019
Cracking news— Dominic Hill (@DomHill83) 11 September 2019
Congratulations Josh !!— jon pugh (@PughJhpugh13) 11 September 2019
Congrats. Now to keep hold of him. We need goal keepers.— Leanne (@lensawag1) 11 September 2019
Future number 1— Jake (@JakeWBA97) 11 September 2019
In March, Griffiths became Albion's seventh youth goalkeeper to receive an England call-up, following in the footsteps of Luke Daniels, Ryan Allsop, Jack Rose, Shane Lewis, Adam Pryzbek and Alex Palmer (official WBA website).
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