Date: 14th February 2017 at 2:17pm
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West Bromwich Albion have given a trial to 18-year-old Myles Phipps after he impressed club scouts, reports the Birmingham Mail.

The youngster plays for Paget Rangers in the Midland Football League and will spend a week with the Baggies development squad.

Winger Phipps has reportedly been watched by several clubs and West Brom may have to move quick should the teenager impress during his time at the club.

Searching the lower leagues for teenage talent makes a lot of sense for the Midland outfit as the gap between the top sides and the chasing pack’s finances seems to grow bigger each season.

Even some of the Premier League’s lower placed sides have been willing to spend in excess of £10m-15m on a player, while Tony Pulis forked out just over £12m to Spurs for Nacer Chadli, so any chance of finding a youngster who can be bought for next to nothing is worth pursuing.

Phipps isn’t the only youngster the Baggies are said to be keeping tabs on as they continue to scout the non-league sides in the Midlands area in particular.

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