Cheltenham are on the verge of finalising a loan deal for West Brom midfielder Finn Azaz, according to GloucestershireLive.

The news outlet claims that Azaz, 19, is set to join Cheltenham on loan before they return to pre-season training on Saturday.

Azaz played a key role for West Brom’s Under-23s last season as they finished third in Premier League 2 Division 2.

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He made 14 appearances, scored two goals and supplied three assists for Deon Burton’s side, playing in central and attacking midfield roles while also wearing the captain’s armband on a couple of occasions.

Azaz recently signed a new professional contract with the Baggies so he is clearly someone who the club has high hopes for in the future.

The young midfielder has never been sent out on loan before so this temporary switch to Cheltenham is a huge chance for him to continue with his development.

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Cheltenham finished fourth in League Two last season and were beaten in the play-off semi-finals by a Northampton side that boasted Callum Morton.

Morton came on leaps and bounds at Sixfields in his short-term loan there so we hope that Azaz, after a season in the South West with the Robins, can return a much better player than the one who left in a year’s time.

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