Baggies tie down Roofe
West Brom have warded off suitors as midfielder Kemar Roofe has signed his first professional contract.
Last Updated: 04/01/12 11:34am
West Brom have warded off suitors as midfielder Kemar Roofe has signed his first professional contract with the club.
The 18-year-old attacking midfielder has signed an initial 18-month contract with an option to extend the deal.
A product of West Brom's academy, a string of good performances in the reserves have been attracting attention from other Premier League clubs, but the player has opted to take up West Brom's offer.
He told Skysports.com: "I'm delighted to have it signed. I've been here since I started playing football and it's the place I know I will benefit from further.
"It's a great set up and the staff are fully supportive of everyone at the club.
"I know I benefitted a lot as well from a loan in Iceland that the club set up for me pre-season and I now need to work hard to keep progressing."
West Brom may now look to loan Roofe out once again to give him more experience of first-team football.