Rising star Harry Williams has headed to Burnley after being told by West Brom to find a new club, Football Insider has learned.

This site revealed last month the Clarets had made a move for the 18-year-old centre-back after learning he was being released by the Baggies.

A Burnley source has told Football Insider that Williams is set to spend a number of weeks on trial at the club.

The club’s coaches will assess him at close quarters before deciding whether to offer him a contract.

Burnley have made their move after Williams caught their eye in youth-team matches.

Intriguingly, the defender’s last appearance for the Albion Under-23s came against Burnley in January.

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His side lost the Premier League 2 match 3-1 that day at the Fraser Eagle Stadium.

It now appears that will be the last time Williams wears the West Brom jersey in a match at any level.

The 6ft 3in defender was told by the relegation strugglers last month he is being released at the end of the season.

He has been granted permission to head to Burnley, where he hopes to secure a contract with another Premier League side.

Burnley have pounced after being impressed by the youngster’s pace and aerial ability, as well as an attitude that has impressed sources.

Both clubs are in division 2 of Premier League 2, which means they don’t play the likes of Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Chelsea.

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.

In other news, West Brom have set their sights on signing centre-back from lower league clubs after transfer mission.