West Bromwich Albion have agreed a deal with Accrington Stanley for the loan signing of Jovan Malcolm, as per a recent report by Football Insider.
The highly rated 19-year-old has gradually risen through the ranks at the Hawthorns and is now set to complete a move to the Wham Stadium to link up with Stanley for the duration of the campaign.
It is understood that John Coleman’s side have beaten off competition from a host of other lower league EFL clubs to secure the signature of the centre forward.
Malcolm is yet to have made his senior debut for the Baggies but has been prolific for the club’s under-18 side, scoring 20 goals in 38 games.
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Meanwhile Stanley’s key striker Colby Bishop has been strongly linked with a move away from the club by the same publication and perhaps this deal could suggest that the Sky Bet League One outfit are bracing themselves for his departure.
This should prove to be a great move for Malcolm who is now set to take his career to the next level with Stanley by playing regular football in the EFL.
Coleman and his staff have developed a strong reputation for developing youth players that join their club from higher league sides and will be confident that they can improve the young West Brom striker.
Valerien Ismael is sure to keep a close eye on how the forward develops as there is a chance that he could be integrated into the first team at the Hawthorns in the years to come.
The Midlands side arguably possess one of the better Football League academies in the country and it will be hoped that Malcolm can become their next graduate to shine at the top level for a side that he has been with ever since he started his career.