By Nick Ware

29th Sep, 2021 | 4:10pm

Reyes Cleary reacts to West Brom exit report on Instagram

Reyes Cleary has reacted to an Instagram post asking users to vote whether he should stay at West Brom amid recent transfer speculation.

The Daily Mail reported on Monday [27/09/21] that the 17-year-old was being monitored by a host of German, Italian and English sides, with the teenager yet to sign professional terms at The Hawthorns.

Cleary was watched by scouts from the German clubs in August with the striker showing his prodigious talents already this season, scoring twice in a 5-2 defeat to Chelsea last month.

His form and the recent transfer speculation has led to the online platform Rising Ballers, who have over 600,000 followers on Instagram, posing a question for their followers.

They asked whether he should stay at West Brom, or move to either Borussia Dortmund, Hoffenheim or Chelsea.

Amid the answers on a post that attracted more than 20,000 likes, Cleary reacted with raising hands and love heart emojis.

Recognition

Should Baggies be worried that one of their own is making positive signs on posts linking him with an Albion exit? Probably not.

Of course, if this was a senior player, perhaps someone like Sam Johnstone, then alarm bells really would start ringing.

But this is a teenager who is more than likely just happy to see his talents being recognised by such a platform, one which prides itself on showcasing the hottest talents in youth football.

As someone just making his way in the game, being exposed to so many people online will undoubtedly help Cleary’s profile, and every advantage is crucial as young footballers look to make their name.

These posts will elevate his reputation and that can even help with off-field things like sponsorship deals.

In other West Brom news, an ex-referee was baffled by a “really bad call” that happened in this Albion game.

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