Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor has got his wish and has agreed a move to leave the club and join West Bromwich Albion according to a report from The Sun.
The 23-year-old defender has been linked with several moves away from Leeds over the last few years but with his contract set to expire in the summer, they only increased over the last few months. Leeds decided not to sell him in the January transfer window as they thought he would pen a new deal with them if they got promoted to the Premier League. However they would end up missing out on the play-off places and finish in 7th place.
And Taylor then took matters into his own hands to try and force a move away from Leeds so he could play in the Premier League. He refused to play in the last match of the season against Wigan Athletic, attracting the ire of fans of former players who believed he should have been more professional about the situation. After this, he became one of the most hated figures at Elland Road and many people said they hoped he would leave if this is what he would do to force a departure.
And it seems like everyone involved is getting what they want. This report has said that he has agreed a deal to move to West Brom, a team that has been interested in him for a while. However even though he is a free agent, the Baggies will have to pay a fee of some sort due to his age. Leeds have stated they are hoping to get at least £4m for the starlet, perhaps regretting they didn’t get the bigger fee they could have got for him back in January.