West Bromwich Albion are set to face off against Sheffield United and Queens Park Rangers for Manchester City’s young prospect, Keyendrah Simmonds, according to the Sheffield Star.

Simmonds has a year left on his contract with City but is already reflecting on his future in football and is understood to be keen on a move elsewhere to gain experience at a senior level.

The 19-year-old left-winger, who can also play as a centre-forward, has represented England U-18s five times since making his debut back in September 2018.

If West Brom could secure Keyendrah Simmonds, he would realistically spend the next year or two with the Under-23s before he could genuinely challenge for a spot in the senior squad.

Alternatively, he might be sent out on loan in the meantime to further his development and potentially speed up the process of making it into the first team; a Championship club would be an ideal destination for the rising star.

Building for the future should always be a priority for any club with long-term plans, and Simmonds seems to fit the bill in that respect.

He’s young, has plenty of potential, and is eager to make a name for himself, hence the consideration of his future away from Man City, where the first team seems like an unreachable next step from the Under-23s due to the abundance of world class players that fill it.

The Hawthorns could be the perfect destination for the ambitious youngster, where the door to the first team is far more accessible than at Man City.

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