Released West Brom Keeper at Town to Complete Move
Tuesday, 4th Jun 2019 10:35
TWTD understands young former West Brom keeper Adam Przybek is at Town today to undergo a medical and complete a move to the Blues having impressed on trial earlier this year.
Przybek came through the academy ranks at the Hawthorns before being released this summer without having broken into their first-team squad. Last season he made 22 appearances for the Baggies’ U18s without featuring for their U23s.
The 19-year-old spent time on loan with Gloucester City and Rushall Olympic last season prior to a spell on trial with the Blues in February in which he featured in the 4-3 U23s defeat at Crystal Palace and evidently caught the eye of manager Paul Lambert and goalkeeper-coach Jimmy Walker.
English-born Przybek has won U16s caps with England and has played at U17 and U19 levels with Wales. He also qualifies to play international football for Poland.
Przybek, who was on loan at Worcester City in 2017/18, is likely to be viewed as an U23s keeper next season and his addition may allow the Blues to send Harry Wright, 20, out on loan to gain first-team experience elsewhere during 2019/20.
Town have already signed Tomas Holy to replace the released Dean Gerken this summer, while it appears certain another senior keeper would be targeted if Bartosz Bialkowski, who is interesting Birmingham City and other Championship clubs, were to move on.
According to a report in the Midlands this morning, Town and Championship sides Charlton and Hull City are all understood to be eyeing Bolton Wanderers keeper Remi Matthews.
Matthews, 25, is from Gorleston and started his career at Norwich City - where he will have been coached by Town first-team coach Matt Gill - during which time he spent spells on loan at Burton Albion, Doncaster Rovers, Hamilton Academical, Plymouth Argyle and Bolton.
The 6ft ½in tall keeper made his switch to the Trotters permanent in January, signing a contract which runs to next summer. However, with Bolton in administration, Matthews could well be allowed to move on for free during the close season.
Given his circumstances, it would be a surprise if Town haven’t explored the possibility of Matthews being a target if Bialkowski were to move on having spoken to a number of keepers including Christy Pym, who recently joined Peterborough from Exeter, and QPR's Matt Ingram since the end of the season as well as former Gillingham man Holy, whose signing was confirmed last month.
Przybek will become Town’s second new recruit of the summer with striker James Norwood’s long all-but-done free move from Tranmere expected to be confirmed next week.
The 28-year-old, who is currently away on a family holiday, is set to sign a three-year deal with an option for a further season.
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