West Brom extend Kyle Edwards deal
Albion have triggered an option to extend Kyle Edwards’ contract by a further year.
The winger’s previous deal was due to expire at the end of the 2019/20 campaign – however, the Baggies had an option in their favour to extend it by a further 12 months.
Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, Edwards was in advanced talks over a new long-term deal to remain at The Hawthorns.
Those talks will continue once the world – and football in general – has got to grips with Covid-19.
But in the meantime, Albion have extended the 22-year-old’s deal to keep him contracted to the club until June 2021.
Luke Dowling, Albion’s sporting and technical director, said: “We were in advanced discussions with Kyle and his representative when the pandemic brought everything to a halt.
“Those discussions will resume at a suitable point, but it made sense in the meantime to activate the option that keeps Kyle with us until the end of the following season.”
Meanwhile, Albion have completed the formalities to ensure loanees Grady Diangana and Callum Robinson remain at the club if the season is extended beyond June 30.
Diangana, who is on loan from West Ham, and Robinson, who is on loan from Sheffield United, have both impressed since joining the Baggies on temporary deals.
Both players have continued to train under programmes created by Albion’s fitness team since football was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But the Baggies have now had confirmation both players will remain at the club until the end of the season if football is able to resume.
Albion are also confident they will strike the same agreement with Benfica for Filip Krovinvoic in the coming days.
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