West Brom defender Kyle Bartley has signed a new one-year contract extension at The Hawthorns, according to The Athletic.

It was reported on Thursday that the Baggies have trigged a one-year agreement, with his last deal set to expire at the end of this campaign.

The enforcer has been handed the captains’ armband since Sam Allardyce has arrived, with Jake Livermore being placed on the bench.

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Bartley has been one of the few shining lights this season.

With the likes of Branislav Ivanovic failing to catch the eye, someone has needed to step up after the Serbian didn’t have the desired effect under Big Sam or Slaven Bilic.

The 29-year-old has completed 5.6 clearances per game according to WhoScored this season, nearly two more than any other player in the entire squad.

Bartley really proved his worth in the 0-0 draw against Burnley last weekend, standing up once Semi Ajayi had been shown his marching orders to push his side forward.

Championship or Premier League, Bartley will be at the heart of the defence for one more season at the minimum for the Albion.

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Many Baggies fans have reacted to the latest contract renewal for Bartley at The Hawthorns, and they are surprisingly split by the news.

The majority admitted that this was smart business, but there were some fans who claimed that the defender was not only overrated but overpaid as well.

West Brom News have picked out some of the best reactions below…

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  1. Exactly what we need in the championship. A fighter. Hard as Nails and fearless.
    My issue is only one year. Typical Dowling decision. Wrong.


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