Leeds United have tabled a £4million bid for West Brom centre-forward Tyler Roberts, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claims that the Baggies have rejected Leeds’ offer though as they look to keep Roberts, 19, for next season.
It is understood that Rangers and Marseille are also keen on the Wales Under-21 international as he is out of contract at the end of the season and would be available for a cut-price fee of £300,000 in compensation.
However West Brom are said to be reluctant to letting the teenage striker leave the Premier League club and have offered him a new contract in order to tempt him to stay.
Roberts has been on loan with Walsall this season but is due to return to the Hawthorns next week.
Alan Pardew is reported to be interested in giving him a first-team role next season, but Roberts is said to be unsure of whether he would get the amount of senior football he would desire.
Football Insider verdict
Leeds’ bid is way too much when they could be spending that sort of money on someone who could impact the first-team straight away. Although Pierre-Michel Lasogga got back to goalscoring ways against Millwall on Saturday, Thomas Christiansen still needs a centre-forward in his ranks for the second half of the season who can supply a consistent stream of goals. Roberts will not be able to do that either and is very much one for the future. West Brom clearly rate the Welsh teenager very highly and so do the fans, with many urging Pardew to put him straight into the first-team once his loan at Walsall ends.
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