Report: West Brom set to sign Saul Shotton after Leeds bid failed

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and West Bromwich Albion at the Pride Park, Derby on Saturday 24th August 2019.

Free agent Saul Shotton has attracted interest from Leeds United and Watford but he is heading to the Championship with West Bromwich Albion.

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West Bromwich Albion are set to complete the signing of free agent centre-back Saul Shotton, according to Sky Sports, with Leeds United and Watford having both failed in bids to sign the highly rated youngster in recent months.

Shotton looked set for a bright future at Bury when he made four appearances for the Shakers during their promotion winning 2018/19 League One campaign. But he suddenly found himself without a club when the Lancastrian outfit were thrown out of the Football League at the end of August.

 

Fortunately for Shotton at least, he won’t have to wait much longer as he looks for a fresh start away from Gigg Lane.

Fans of West Bromwich Albion let off flares as Dwight Gayle of West Bromwich Albion scores a goal to make it 0-1 the Sky Bet Championship fixture between Stoke City and West Bromwich...

Sky claims that the Stoke-born stopper has agreed personal terms over a two-year contract at West Brom. The Baggies are set to sign Shotton on a free transfer, shortly after Watford and Championship rivals Leeds failed to convince Bury to sell.

Slaven Bilic has shown plenty of faith in youth since taking over at The Hawthorns with Nathan Ferguson, Kyle Edwards and West Ham United loanee Grady Diangana playing key roles in the first few weeks of the new campaign.

Grady Diangana of West Bromwich Albion applauds the West Bromwich Albion Fans as he is substituted  during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Blackburn Rovers...

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