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Hard work’s key for ‘exceptional’ West Brom youngster Rayhaan Tulloch

By Joseph Masi | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

Slaven Bilic believes ‘exceptional talent’ Rayhaan Tulloch will be an Albion success story if he continues to work hard.

Rayhaan Tulloch of West Bromwich Albion (AMA)

The 19-year-old had drawn interest from the likes of Rangers, Bournemouth, Southampton, Newcastle and Sunderland before signing a new four-year deal at The Hawthorns earlier this week.

An England youth international, Tulloch shone for Albion’s under-23s before the Premier League 2 season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In 19 outings, the forward – who can play out wide or as a number 10, scored nine goals and registered four assists.

And Bilic believes it’s good news for both Albion and the player that Tulloch has committed his long-term future to the club.

“I am so happy about it,” the head coach said.

“Ray hasn’t played a lot, but he is the type of player that everyday puts a smile on your face.

“He is an exceptional talent. He has very quick feet, very good skill, a very good sense of the game.

“We are delighted and I am delighted he committed himself to us – especially nowadays when you see a lot of young players walking out of their clubs.

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“It’s great for us but it is even better for him because he has got a big future here.

“We are trying to find room for young players - that is obvious.

“I am really happy for him and for us.

“He has a big, big future but only if he continues to work hard.”

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“Bilic continued: “He (Tulloch) has improved a lot.

“When I arrived here, when I came here he was a kid.

“But he looks different now, he looks different on and off the pitch.

“If he continues to work as hard as he is working now it should be a really good story for West Brom and for Ray.”

Joseph Masi

By Joseph Masi
Football MMPJ

West Bromwich Albion reporter.

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