West Brom have told young defender Harry Williams to find a new club, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The centre-back, 18, was told by the Premier League club on Wednesday he is being released at the end of the season.
A West Brom source has told Football Insider that the club are letting Williams go but are braced for interest in him from top-tier rivals.
A 6ft 3in central defender, Williams has pace and what the source said is a “brilliant attitude that will hold him in good stead” with his future now uncertain.
The young Englishman is out of contract in the summer and will leave after three years.
Williams joined the Baggies in 2018 on a scholarship deal.
The teenager has yet to make his senior West Brom debut but has played for the club in the EFL Trophy as well as being a regular for their youth teams.
He has played four times for the Under-23s this season, with his last outing coming against Burnley in January.
In addition to six appearances for the club at that level, Williams has also appeared in 36 matches for the Albion Under-18s.
West Brom are in the market for senior centre-back signings ahead of what is set to be a major overhaul in the summer window.
The Baggies are set to be in the Championship next season as their bid to avoid relegation faces almost certain defeat.