Young Albion midfielder Harry Whitwell celebrated his 17th birthday in style earlier this week by signing his first professional contract.
The promising youngster has agreed a deal which will keep him at The Hawthorns until the summer of 2025.
Whitwell, who is an England U18 international, has made an impressive start to the 2022/23 campaign and has been a key figure in the middle of the park for Richard Beale’s PL2 team.
Academy manager Richard Stevens is delighted to see Harry commit his future to the Baggies and said: “This is a great reward for the effort and progress Harry has shown since making the step from a school boy to a scholar.
“For a young lad who has just turned 17, he has shown he has the capability of playing regularly in the PL2 team. This shows how highly we rate Harry and I look forward to seeing his continued development at Albion.”