Albion took Modou Faal out of local football to become a first-year scholar at the age of 16.
Faal is a big presence up front with a bubbly personality, and doesn’t fail to make an impression when involved for the Baggies.
The 18-year-old target man plays an important role in Albion’s youth sides, using his height to great advantage when holding and linking up attacking play.
Mo made an early impression in the Under-23s at the beginning of the 2020/21 campaign, featuring in a number of matches for Deon Burton’s side. But he was a regular fixture in Albion’s U18 side and enjoyed a prolific season, scoring seven goals.
Faal also helped the young Baggies maintain momentum and confidence during their 2021 FA Youth Cup run after scoring the decisive goal in the 2-1 fourth-round win over Cardiff City at The Hawthorns.
“Mo’s a physical presence, links the game up well, scores goals and is an aerial threat” - U18s boss Peter Gilbert.