Kieran Gibbs v Charlie Taylor: Why West Brom were right to wait
Remember the scramble for Charlie Taylor in the summer?
Then 23, the left-back’s inevitable departure from Leeds United upon the expiry of his contract wasn’t to deny the Yorkshire club a fee of sorts.
Clubs who bring through homegrown players aged 23 or under are of course entitled to compensation, usually via a tribunal.
West Brom, searching for a regular left-back - it’d been a problem position for a number of years - tried to secure a deal to bring Taylor to The Hawthorns.
Relationships at Elland Road, particularly among the Whites fans, were becoming strained as his desire to leave the... read more
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