Albion can confirm the signing of promising defender Cianole Nguepissi following a successful trial period with the club.
The 18-year-old has penned a professional contract at The Hawthorns which runs until the summer of 2023, with the option of a further year in the club’s favour.
Nguepissi impressed the Baggies’ academy staff during Under-23s matches against Southampton, Aston Villa and Birmingham City, and Senior Professional Development Phase Manager Richard Beale is excited to continue working with the young centre-back.
“We’re really happy that we’ve been able to secure the services of Cianole.
“He’s a fantastic young player who’s athletic, uses the ball sensibly, has a really good attitude and is someone we feel has a lot of potential to become a better player here and, hopefully, get into the first team in the future.
“He’s played a few trial games for us and really impressed during those, so we’re excited to work with him and he’s already improved since he's been with us and hopefully that’ll carry on during his time here.”