West Brom have completed the signing of Saul Shotton, with the defender joining the club on an initial two-year contract.
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) September 21, 2019
The 18-year-old was available on a free transfer after leaving Bury in the summer and Albion announced his arrival on their official site this morning, confirming they have an option to extend the deal by another year.
Despite his age, Shotton has made six first-team appearances in the EFL for the Shakers and is highly-rated.
However, the teenager will join up with the U23 side at The Hawthorns to start with and he will hope to force his way into Slaven Bilic’s plans in the years to come.
Even though many fans hadn’t really heard of Shotton, who is the cousin of Middlesbrough defender Ryan, there is the general feeling that on a free it could be a smart bit of business.
Here we look at some of the reaction to his arrival on Twitter…
@Saul_Shotton welcome bro 👍⚽⚽
— Jarrod Buckley (@jarrod_buckley) September 21, 2019
Decent signing that, welcome to the Baggies Saul.
— Rob Paddock (@RobPaddockWBA) September 21, 2019
I hope we have made a donation or some sort of fee towards Bury’s survival as a club.
— Greg Malone (@GregBugsyMalone) September 21, 2019
Welcome to the club mate
— Electric Mudkip (@ElectricMudz) September 21, 2019
Welcome to the world famous West Bromwich Albion Saul 👍👍💙
— Carl 1878 🇭🇷💙💚💛 (@baggyboy1878) September 21, 2019
This lad is good. Thanks for all you did at The Shakers @Saul_Shotton
— Sawbo (@Sawbo69) September 21, 2019
Welcome the the Baggies, work hard, play hard and you won't go wrong, good luck Saul 👍
— Andy Capp (@AndyCapp17) September 21, 2019