Few fans knew what to expect from midfielder Tim Iroegbunam when we snared him from West Bromwich Albion’s youth Academy during last summer but he did come to us as their reigning Academy Player of the Year so hopes were high.
✅ First #YoungLions call-up.
✅ New contract until 2027.
What a day for Tim Iroegbunam. 👏 pic.twitter.com/zuQqMJPi2A
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Clearly Academy manager Mark Harrison rated him highly from his spell with the Baggies and slowly but surely we’ve started seeing more of the 18-year-old youngster as he’s featured plenty of times on the first team substitute bench, and whatever the England Under 19 international has been doing on the Bodymoor Heath pitches has worked, as head coach Steven Gerrard gave him senior debut as a substitute in our February victory over Brighton and Hove Albion.
On Friday, the club confirmed that he had put pen to paper on a new long term deal with us (2027) and having already stepped up to train with the first team, he will now become a full time member of Gerrard’s squad.
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Massive strides for someone of his age, and quite obviously he’s impressed to be rewarded in this way having not even been with us for a full season yet.
Nicely done Tim, and I doubt it’ll be much longer before we see even more of him.
Good on him. Glad he could make the decision quickly. Love to see him on the pitch for the 1st team tonight.
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