West Brom’s reputation as one of the best clubs in English football to produce consistent talent from their academy is rivalled by only a few teams in the nation, and another one of the Baggies promising youngsters is set for his first taste of professional football.
Jamie Soule has joined National League leaders @BarrowAFC on loan.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) February 13, 2020
The Albion confirmed on their official Twitter account this week that 19-year-old attacker Jamie Soule has joined Vanarama National League leaders AFC Barrow on a month-long loan deal, with the Baggies academy graduate becoming the latest name to take their talents into the senior game after impressing at youth level.
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A former target for Borussia Dortmund as reported by The Sun, Soule’s loan move comes at an ideal time with Barrow fighting tooth-and-nail for promotion to the EFL and winning plaudits from the likes of The Athletic which has seen the non-league club been compared to Barcelona for their style of play, and some West Brom fans on social media were pleased to see the youngster make the jump to the professional game even if it is just for a month.
Here’s what a few West Brom supporters had to say about Soule’s move to Barrow on Twitter…
— Cuzer (@Cuzer14) February 13, 2020
All the very best Jamie, genuinely hope this helps with your career progression and helps you push on when you are back at the Albion.
Barrow – you are getting yourselves an exciting young talent, look after him & all the best for the rest of the season.
— Paul Harris (@Hero_Taylor9) February 13, 2020
Be good for him to get some first team football!
— WEST BROM FAN TV (@ALBIONFANTV) February 13, 2020
Great club and great fans. Good luck 💪🏻
— Karl Latham (@KarlJLatham) February 13, 2020
Good luck Jamie .Lets go and smash it .👍👍👍
— Jacko WBA Kitmanager (@jackosmyth1) February 13, 2020
Superb Jay. Will do you the world of good. Great experience for you and a great signing for Barrow!!! ⚽️
— Dave (@Bigdee78Parker) February 14, 2020
Barrow currently sit four points at the top of the National League table with a game in hand over second-place Harrogate Town.