West Brom have confirmed on their official club website that young goalkeeper Josh Griffiths has put pen to paper on a long-term deal having received interest from at least one Premier League side.
Amid claimed interest from Premier League sides, West Brom starlet Josh Griffiths has signed a four-year contract at the Hawthorns. The young goalkeeper is highly-rated by both players and coaching staff at the club so they will be delighted to have secured his long-term future.
Sporting Director Luke Dowling spoke upon the confirmation of Griffith’s four-year contract, saying that the senior players have been impressed with his performances in training and shown interest in his future. He said:
“When you hear Dwight Gayle complaining he can never beat him and Jake Livermore checking on whether we have got him tied down on a contract, you know you’ve got a talent on your hands.
“It’s been important for us to get Josh settled on a long deal because we know of at least one Premier League club who were trying to lure him away. I’m delighted he has committed to us and looking forward to see him progress still further.”
Griffiths also spoke to the club website upon the confirmation of his new deal, saying that he is delighted to secure his long-term future at the club, also saying he is benefitting from training with the Baggies’ senior keepers Sam Johnstone, Jonathan Bond and Ali Al-Habsi.
“I’ve been at the Club since I was 10 so this is pretty special for me. I’m delighted. It’s been a fantastic learning curve for me working with the senior keepers. Training alongside Sam, Bondy and now Ali is tremendous and they are always willing to help me progress.”