The January transfer window has been a slow grind for most clubs this month, yet West Brom currently find themselves at the centre of an unusual rumour surrounding one of their best prospects.
Leeds, Fulham and QPR are all interested in signing Rekeem Harper on loan this month.
However, the report notes that Bilić is keen to keep the teenager at the Hawthorns.
Harper has only played six minutes of Championship football this season…
[via Sun on Sunday] pic.twitter.com/YHdAm8tGQi
— WBA Report (@WBAReport) January 19, 2020
The Sun report via WBA Report that Rekeem Harper has caught the eye of a group of Championship clubs all eyeing to take the 19-year-old midfielder on loan for the remainder of the season, with Charlton Athletic, Fulham, Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers all interested in the teenager.
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Harper has hardly featured for Slaven Bilic this season with the midfielder playing just six minutes of Championship football this campaign as stats from Whoscored show, yet despite this lack of game time, lots of West Brom supporters or social media weren’t sold on the teen prodigy leaving the club this month on loan.
Here’s what plenty of West Brom fans had to say on Twitter about the rumour…
This is rubbish. Never going to happen
— Josh (@JoshhWBA) January 19, 2020
When rivals are interested in your young lad it says alot about his talent. Keep him!!
— Thomas kakariba (@Thomaskakariba2) January 19, 2020
Would make no sense to loan him to our promotion rivals like Fulham and Leeds
— WEST BROM FAN TV (@ALBIONFANTV) January 19, 2020
Why send to a competition rival lol
— Rory (@fxckoffRory) January 19, 2020
Sending him to a promotion rival makes no sense #wba
— James Hamilton (@JamesHamiltonGK) January 19, 2020
— allnewswba (@allnewswba) January 19, 2020
Harper was one of West Brom’s breakout stars last season as the Baggies made it to the Championship playoffs.