Report: West Brom will beat Manchester United to Saul Shotton signing

A dejected Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the head coach

Premier League duo Manchester United and Watford have made late moves for Saul Shotton - but he's set for Championship challengers West Bromwich Albion.

A dejected Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the head coach

Manchester United made a late move to lure Saul Shotton to Old Trafford but the Premier League giants are set to lose out to West Bromwich Albion, according to TEAMtalk.

The list of clubs who have apparently shown an interest in the former Stoke City youngster is growing by the day.

The Mail claims that Preston North End, Derby County and Sheffield Wednesday all made offers to sign Shotton, who became a free agent when Bury were expelled from the Football League at the end of August.

 

Now, TEAMtalk has added Leeds United, Watford and Ole Gunnar Solkskjaer’s sleeping giants into the mix.

It is no secret that Solskjaer wants to build a bright future at Manchester United by putting emphasis on youth with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James arriving from Crystal Palace and Swansea City respectively for big fees over the summer months.

Daniel James of Manchester United in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

But it seems that United have shown their hand far too late with TEAMtalk claiming that Shotton has already agreed personal terms with West Brom.

The teenager even played for The Baggies during their 2-0 defeat away to West Ham’s U23s on Monday evening and he could be officially unveiled later on Wednesday.

With two Premier League clubs and Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds set to miss out, West Brom might have a brand new star on their hands.

Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United at The Hawthorns on September 16, 2017 in West Bromwich,...

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