Report: West Brom still think they'll sign Saul Shotton ahead of Leeds United

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Leeds United look set to miss out on defender Saul Shotton.

A general view of The Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion FC during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Blackburn Rovers at The Hawthorns on August 31, 2019...

According to the Birmingham Mail, West Bromwich Albion remain confident of signing defender Saul Shotton despite interest from Leeds United.

Shotton, 18, was on the books at Stoke City before heading to Bury, and he made six first-team appearances in the 2017-18 campaign as he showed promise.

 

With Bury expelled from the Football League, Shotton has become a free agent, and the teenage centre back has been training with West Brom over the last couple of weeks.

It's now claimed that West Brom are still confident they will get a two-year deal done for Shotton, but will have to beat late interest from Leeds United and Manchester United to get him.

The two sides have allegedly registered their interest in Shotton, but having been on trial with the Baggies, they're in the box seat to secure his services.

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The Daily Mail have already claimed that West Brom have seen off Derby County, Preston North End and Sheffield Wednesday to sign Shotton, but now it seems that two more clubs have been beaten too.

West Brom won't be able to rest until a deal is officially confirmed, but their chances look good – and given the clubs interested, this seems to be a real coup for Slaven Bilic and co.

A general view of a road sign pointing towards Bury Football Club's stadium at Gigg Lane on August 13, 2019 in Bury, England.

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