Jonathan Leko looks set to leave West Brom this transfer window with a number of clubs meeting his valuation set by the club of around £1m, according to John Percy of the Telegraph.Embed from Getty Images
The 21-year-old has been with Albion since the age of eleven, but under numerous managers has failed to cement his place in the first team.
He spent last campaign on loan at Charlton where he scored five goals before his season was cut short due to a knee injury. However, his recent injury troubles do not seem to have put off prospective buyers.
As reported by many sources, both Birmingham City and Sheffield Wednesday have met the asking price set by Albion, understood to be around £1m.
It is expected that a deal will get done sooner rather than later with a move to Blues looking the all the more likely for the local lad. Crucially, the sale will provide a quick injection of funds that might be needed to kick-start the process of Albion bringing in their own targets.
The Brighton reserve keeper, David Button, is a reported target for a fee similar to that of Leko, and should that get finalised it would see Albion retain much of their rumoured budget with the means to spend elsewhere.
However, despite this window being considered to be a buyer’s market, a fee as low as £1m for a 21-year-old who has made a number of youth team appearances for England seems to be alarmingly low and something which the club might come to regret.
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