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.
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.
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