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‘Contract right now’, ‘Guaranteed to go’ – Many West Brom fans react as teenager stars for U23s amid Chelsea and Dortmund links



West Bromwich Albion teenager Reyes Cleary bagged a brace in the U23s 5-2 victory over Norwich City yesterday, which has caused a stir among many Baggies fans amid links to Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, and Hoffenheim.

Albion’s U23s scored four times in the second half to claim a comprehensive Premier League 2 victory over Norwich yesterday with both Cleary and Owen Windsor bagging a brace.

Much of the attention was focusses on the former after the Daily Mail reported yesterday that a string of big European clubs are interested in him.

The 17-year-old – who has now scored a combined eight goals in five games for the U18s and U23s this term – is said to have caught the eye of both Dortmund and Hoffenheim, while it is understood that Chelsea have been scouting him since he scored twice against them for the U18s back in August.

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Cleary is yet to sign his first professional contract at the Hawthorns and that is thought to have put the top flight clubs on alert, with Albion at risk of seeing another talented young attacker leave the club.

Both Morgan Rodgers and Louie Barry have departed in recent years, with the latter eventually joining West Midlands rivals Aston Villa in what was likely a painful turn of events for Baggies fans.

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Many supporters have taken to Twitter after last night’s game to call for Cleary to sign a new contract or discuss the teenager’s situation…

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Article title: ‘Contract right now’, ‘Guaranteed to go’ – Many West Brom fans react as teenager stars for U23s amid Chelsea and Dortmund links

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