West Bromwich Albion are interested in Matthew Sorinola and may have to battle Leeds United, West Ham United, Newcastle United, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Brentford, Bournemouth and Middlesbrough to procure his signature, according to TEAMtalk.

Sorinola joined MK Dons as a 16-year-old scholar and progressed through the youth ranks to the first team as an 18-year-old, making his senior debut in the Dons’ EFL Trophy win over Fulham under-23s in January 2019.

The 19-year-old left-back has since become a regular under Russell Martin. He has made a total of 20 appearances in all competitions, scoring one goal and supplying two assists.

As noted by TEAMtalk, Sorinola spent time on loan in non-league club last season, so his rise to prominence during 2020 has been remarkable.

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Although Slaven Bilic has Kieran Gibbs and Conor Townsend who can operate at left-back, Albion’s interest in the teenager may be down to Gibbs’ uncertain future at The Hawthorns. The 31-year-old is out of contract in 2021 and has lost his starting place, so an end-of-season exit could be a discernible possibility.

Sorinola may be viewed as his long-term replacement, but it remains to be seen whether West Brom can beat a multitude of clubs to sign him.

In other news, one West Brom player was identified as the man who could determine Slaven Bilic’s future at the club.