Harry Whitwell signs first professional contract

Harry Whitwell in action

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.”

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