West Brom have rejected a bid from Chelsea for teenage starlet Isaiah Brown, describing the offer as 'disappointing'.
The teenage starlet is one of the promising gems to have graduated out of West Brom's academy of late, and he is highly thought of among the West Brom coaches.
And this was reflected last season, with manager Steve Clarke rewarding the 16-year-old with a substitute appearance in their game against Wigan Athletic.
He is the second youngest player to ever appear in the Premier League. The talented midfielder has been in the Albion academy since he was 13, and he has also represented England at both U16 and U17 level.
Because of this, and his debut appearance last season, Clarke is unlikely to let Brown go on the cheap. And this has been proved in the Baggies rejection of newly-appointed Jose Mourinho's bid.
A statement on West Brom's official website read: "Albion have rejected an offer from Chelsea for academy Isiaiah Brown. Under Premier League rules the Baggies are due compensation from the London club for the 16-year-old midfielder, who has been at the Hawthorns for three years and had agreed to sign scholarship forms."
West Brom's sporting and technical director Richard Garlick added: "We are disappointed by Chelsea's offer. We have invested a lot of time and money into Isaiah's development as a player and as one of our most exciting academy products in recent years, we had hoped to bring him into our first team."
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