Report: West Brom goalkeeper pens two-year extension
West Brom have confirmed on Monday [09 May] that goalkeeper David Button has agreed to a contract extension with the club.
The development was confirmed by Athletic’s reporter Steve Madeley on his official Twitter account on Monday, who also shares that the keeper is set for the number one role next season.
The 33-year-old’s previous contract was set to be expired in the summer of 2022 but as per the latest report, he will be staying with the side for another 24 months.
He wrote: “Breaking. David Button signs a new two-year contract with Albion. Seems in pole position to start next season as No.1 having done well since coming back into the team recently.”
The news will be a positive one for West Brom’s fans and for the current manager Steve Bruce after a rather disappointing 2021-22 season where they failed — not only in getting an automatic qualification but also failed in qualifying for a spot in the playoffs — and finished on the 10th spot in the league table, eight behind sixth-placed Luton Town.
Despite being given very few chances in the recently concluded campaign, Button was impressive between the sticks for West Brom where he managed to keep as many as four clean sheets in just 10 outings.
The former England U20 goalkeeper joined the Baggies in the summer of 2020 from Premier League outfit Brighton & Hove Albion for a reported transfer fee of £990,000.
Since then, Button has represented his current club in just 15 matches in all competitions where he has conceded 15 goals but managed to keep five clean sheets.
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