West Brom are back in the lead to tie 19-year-old academy prospect, Rayhaan Tulloch, to a new deal at the club amid strong interest from Rangers and other clubs around Europe.
Football Insider claim that the Baggies are now in ‘pole position’ to sign Tulloch down to a new contract with the club, with the versatile youngster having just six months remaining on his current deal with West Brom which caught the attention of some big-name clubs around the continent.
The likes of Rangers, as well as Marseille and RB Leipzig, were all reported by Football Insider as clubs interested in Tulloch, with West Brom having a bad record as of late in retaining some of their highly-rated youngsters, with the likes of Louie Barry and now potentially Nathan Ferguson all departing the Albion on the cheap after flourishing in the academy.
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But with Tulloch playing a good 30 minutes against West Ham on the weekend and the attacker continuing to thrive in Premier League 2 as stats from Flash Score show, with the 19-year-old hitting nine goals for the Baggies development squad, Slaven Bilic is seemingly keen on keeping the teenage attacker at the club and to one day fully promote into the first-team.
West Brom’s track record of producing first-team players from the youth academy in recent years has been impressive, to say the least, with the likes of Ferguson, Kyle Edwards and Rekeem Harper all becoming regulars over the past 18-months for the Baggies, and with Tulloch exhibiting goalscoring abilities that the Albion are currently missing, it makes sense as to why officials at the club see him as a name for the future.
The Baggies will have to act quickly to offer Tulloch a new deal, though, but with Bilic willing to give the youngster first-team minutes, the 19-year-old is seemingly set to stay at the Hawthorns for the foreseeable future.