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Highly rated Ireland U21 international agrees new West Brom deal

Dara O’Shea has opted to commit his long-term future to the club.

West Brom's Dara O'Shea.
West Brom's Dara O'Shea.
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Updated Jan 24th 2020, 7:46 PM

IRELAND U21 INTERNATIONAL Dara O’Shea is set to commit his future to West Brom.

It was confirmed at the club’s press conference today that the 20-year-old Dubliner had agreed a new three-and-half year deal, which he is due to sign this afternoon.

Central defender O’Shea has impressed in his regular appearances for Stephen Kenny’s Ireland U21 side while he is also highly thought of at the Baggies.

The St Kevin’s Boys youth product impressed while on loan at Exeter last season, making 33 appearances in total for the League Two club.

He has been on the periphery of the West Brom first team this season, making his Championship debut off the bench against Brentford in December, in addition to appearing in the EFL Cup and FA Cup for the Baggies.

West Brom boss Slaven Bilic is a big admirer of O’Shea, and told the club’s website: “I’m smiling as it’s a boost for us.

“I rate him highly. Dara is definitely the future but not only that, he is the present too – I count on him a lot.

“It’s brilliant for us that he’s committed himself to us but it’s also great for him because I can’t see any better place for him than West Brom.”

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