West Brom are one of several Premier League sides monitoring Cardiff City youngster Kieron Evans, according to Wales Online

Evans, 19, has been promoted to the Cardiff City bench for recent Championship games but he is yet to be handed his senior debut by Mick McCarthy.

Albion are one club interested in the youngster who is reportedly highly rated by staff at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Newcastle United, Sheffield United and Burnley are the other clubs interested in Evans, according to Wales Online.

However they claim there is no desire to let Evans leave the club after he has impressed for the Cardiff City Under 23s this season.

The 19-year-old can play as a midfielder or out on the wing and is potentially close to being offered a professional contract in the near future.

It is always good to see Albion targeting young stars who could improve the club after picking up a habit of letting talented youth players leave.

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We were all reminded of the error in letting Louie Barry leave the club when he popped up and scored for Aston Villa against Liverpool in the FA Cup this season.

Of course, we don’t expect him to turn down Barcelona to stay in Birmingham but similar mistakes were made with Marcus Forss.

He managed to score against us in the Carabao Cup this season for Brentford in what was a real kick in the teeth after releasing him a few years ago.

Targetting youth is all well and good but we have to recognise who is worth keeping around so we don’t make the same mistakes again.

Evans is one player we will be keeping an eye on for the rest of this season to see if he impresses if he’s given a first-team chance by Cardiff.

In other West Brom news, Albion have frozen out this player but it’s not for sporting reasons.

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