West Brom No2 Keen furious over Chelsea deal for Izzy Brown

West Bromwich Albion No2 Kevin Keen has blasted the compensation laws for youth transfers in England.

Keen fears Chelsea will eventually pay just “back-pocket change” for former Baggies youngster Isaiah Brown and insisted the rules of the new Elite Player Performance Plan are unfair on clubs outside the top echelons.

“Seeing him leave the club was a massive disappointment to everyone,” said Keen, who is one of head coach Steve Clarke’s two assistants.

“The way the EPPP is structured in terms of how much money West Brom will get for him is disgusting.

“The amount of time and work that people have put into Izzy to get him through to play in our first team is big. I’m not sure how much the fee will be, but to Chelsea it’s back-pocket change. It’s totally wrong.”

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