West Brom are keen to open talks with young striker Callum Morton over a new contract, according to The Athletic.
The 20-year-old has been in fine form for League Two side Northampton Town since signing on loan in January, and he registered his eighth goal in 12 outings during his man of the match display in the 4-0 play-off final demolition of Exeter City on Monday night.
His eye-catching performances are understood to have drawn attention from a host of League One and Championship clubs ahead of a potential loan move next season, but Albion will look to secure the hitman’s long term future first.
The Athletic suggest that talks were scheduled for after Monday’s play-off final.
It is understood that Morton’s priority is regular first team football next term, and the player would be open to either extending his deal at The Hawthorns and going back out on loan, or moving away on a permanent basis.
The forward’s current contract expires next year.
Tying Morton down seems like an absolute no-brainer.
It may only be League Two, but to make the step up to regular senior football and score eight in 12 – as well as putting in consecutive man of the match performances in the play-off semis and final – suggests that we have a very special talent on our hands here.
He has big admirers too.
Tony Pulis, for instance, told The Athletic: “I was really impressed with a lot of the lads at the Albion at youth level but he brought a different dimension.
“He was raw. He looked as though he was desperately keen to be a professional footballer. He is a throwback to the old days and he has a great attitude.”
Morton has the passion, the determination, and the finishing ability to ensure he has a serious future in the professional game.
It would be a shame if he didn’t realise his potential with Albion.
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