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Allan has medical with West Brom

Scott Allan Allan made his SPL debut in a 1-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle

Dundee United’s Scott Allan is having a medical with West Bromwich Albion and is expected to join the Midlands club.

United have already agreed a fee for the midfielder, 20, and West Brom boss Roy Hodgson expects a deal to go through despite interest from Rangers.

He said: “It would turn out to be a very interesting signing if he passes the medical, which I’m sure he will.

“If then the negotiations go well and he decides we’re the club for him, we’ll welcome him here with open arms.”

In September, Celtic manager Neil Lennon admitted he was keeping an eye on Allan’s development.

His deal at Tannadice runs out in the summer, at which point United would receive a compensation fee which could be in the region of £300,000.

Hodgson added: “I think it’s great to have attracted such an interesting young talent from just north of the border.

  • Came through the youth ranks at Dundee United
  • Joined Forfar on loan last season, scoring once in three appearances
  • Made United debut in July
  • Has made four starts and two substitute appearances for United
  • Capped four times for Scotland Under-21s

“I believe he’s got other options but I’m hoping the conversations he’s had with Dan Ashworth [West Brom sporting director], me and other representatives of the club have gone so far that I’m sure he’s not just down here to waste his time.

“So I’m very hopeful, come next week, I’ll be told I can welcome him to training sessions.”

Despite having made only seven first-team appearances for the Tayside outfit, the midfielder has attracted the attention of several clubs.

The Scotland Under-21 international was offered a contract extension at Tannadice, which he turned down.

Dundee United manager Peter Houston said that, in making that decision, the player had been advised poorly, adding that he was “nowhere near ready” to leave.

Allan came through the youth system at United, and he also had a spell on loan at Forfar Athletic in Scottish League Division Two.

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