MANCHESTER CITY and Liverpool are among the big guns tracking West Brom wonderkid Rico Richards.
Arsenal and Tottenham are also watching Richards, who turned 16 in September but has already spent time training with the Baggies’ Under-23 side.
The exciting forward’s current contract expires next year and West Brom are keen to agree a new deal after losing other youngsters to bigger clubs.
Morgan Rogers was still 16 when he left in the summer to join City in a deal worth £4m, one of the highest fees ever paid for a player of his age.
And Louie Barry, 16, also rejected a scholarship with West Brom before moving abroad to Barcelona.
Richards can play on either wing or as a No10 and is renowned for scoring as well as creating goals.
He netted on his debut for England Under-17s earlier this season, when his team-mates included Barry and Harvey Elliott, who left Fulham for Liverpool last summer.
Fellow West Brom teenager Nathan Ferguson has impressed for the Baggies first-team this season.
The defender has made 13 appearances in the Championship this season.
And Tottenham Hotspur are also thought to be tracking him.
Mauricio Pochettino's side have struggled at right-back since Kyle Walker's departure in 2017.
And the Hawthorns academy graduate could be just the man to grow into that role for Spurs.
Ferguson could cost the Lilywhites upwards of £10million.
Slaven Bilic's side are currently top of the Championship after 16 games – having won 1-0 at Hull City on Saturday.Mauricio Pochettino speaks about needing time to build a squad after Spurs draw 1-1 with Sheffield United
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