Crystal Palace. Newcastle United and Southampton have all joined the race to sign West Brom starlet Reyes Cleary, reports Daily Mail.

Cleary, 17, has recently been linked with a move to Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga giants are hoping to recruit Cleary before the Baggies have the chance to offer him his first professional contract but now, Daily Mail reports that all of Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and Southampton are looking at the youngster.

Cleary has scored 15 goals in 13 outings for West Brom’s U18 side this season. The Baggies have seen a number of their young talents be snapped up this year, with another one in Leonardo Cardoso recently being linked with Chelsea.

So who’s leading the race to sign Cleary?

At the moment, it seems like Bayern Munich.

The same report from Daily Mail goes on to reveal how the German giants are ready to step up their pursuit of the West Brom youngster – Bayern and the likes of Borussia Dortmund too have started to scour England for younger players, like Omar Richards and of course Jude Bellingham.

Southampton though have watched over some of West Brom’s U18 fixtures as they try to get a grasp of Cleary’s abilities and Crystal Palace are said to be keen on the youngster, with Daily Mail saying that Patrick Vieira wants to bring his squad’s average age right down.

Newcastle United meanwhile have all the money in the world and should they want Cleary, they’ll likely get him.

So for West Brom then it seems like they have their backs against the wall – they look bound to lose another one of their top youngsters and it’ll be hugely frustrating for Valerien Ismael, who’s trying to build a bigger picture at The Hawthorns.