Reyes Cleary looks to be on his way out of West Bromwich Albion this summer after announcing his departure on his Instagram story. He thanked the club for developing him and reminisced on what a journey he’s undergone, but why are West Brom losing so many hot prospects from the academy?
The Baggies have lost Finley Thorndike, Finn Azaz and Tim Iroegbunam to Aston Villa this season alone, so why aren’t the Baggies doing enough to keep young players happy?
Joseph Masi of the Express and Star said Cleary rejected the contract West Brom offered and will leave the club on a free transfer this summer. The 18-year-old has interest from the likes of Arsenal, Everton, Newcastle United, Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen, so he won’t be short of options when he becomes a free agent.
Cleary has scored 24 goals with three assists from 29 games for the U18s and scored seven with one assists from 17 games for the U23s, so he’ll be missed. The promising striker hasn’t featured for the U23s recently due to him turning down the new deal, so he’s played his final game for West Brom.