West Brom in advanced talks over new contract for attacker - report
West Brom are edging closer to agreeing a new contract with young attacker Kyle Edwards, according to The Athletic.
Journalist Steve Madeley reports that Albion are in advanced talks over a fresh deal for Edwards that would see his wages rise from £1,000-a-week to more than £10,000-a-week.
The 21-year-old’s current terms are set to expire at the end of the season but it is understood that the promise of a major payrise is set to see him agree to extend his stay at The Hawthorns
Edwards impressed in the 1-0 win against West Ham in the FA Cup on Saturday and has played well in most of his 25 appearances across all competitions this season, despite the majority of them coming as a substitute.
While it is good news to see Edwards’ future at the club getting sorted, the payrise that he is set to pocket is a major one and that suggests that Slaven Bilic may have promised him increased first-team opportunities.
Grady Diangana is injured at the moment and Matheus Pereira is one game into a three-match suspension, so we are likely to see Edwards more in the coming weeks.
But what about after that? How will the Dudley-born attacker get more game-time unless Bilic starts to rotate his attack more?
Edwards’ wages are set to be that of a first-team player but it is hard to see him starting more games in the long-term, especially if the Baggies win promotion.
In other West Brom news, Albion have expressed their interest in this Ligue 1 defender.