Championship side Bristol City have completed the season-long loan signing of West Brom’s Jonathan Leko. The 18-year-old is part of England’s Under-19 squad which is set to face Poland and Germany next month.
Leko made his debut for West Brom in September 2015. The 18-year-old made nine Premier League appearances last season as The Baggies finished tenth in the top-flight. He played 45 minutes against Accrington Stanley in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday as West Brom ran out 3-1 winners thanks to goals from Rondon, Phillips and Rodriguez.
Despite being born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Leko has represented England at Under-16, Under-17, and Under-18 level. He is also the first player born in 1999 to start a Premier League match.
Leko has become Lee Johnson’s fifth signing of the summer. The Robins have also signed Nathan Baker, Famara Diedhiou, Niclas Eliasson and Eros Pisano this summer.
Here’s what Bristol City boss Lee Johnson said about the move “We are always on the look out for quality. Jonathan possesses great quality, and he also brings genuine pace and versatility in the forward areas.
” I would like to thank Tony Pulis and West Brom for allowing the deal to happen.
“It’s now up to Jonathan to work hard for the team and express his talent in a City shirt.”
Bristol City currently sit in 13th position in the Championship. Lee Johnson’s side have picked up six points from a possible fifteen, and they travel to the Madejski Stadium in two weeks to face Reading.