Super Eagles and West Bromwich Albion defender has been tipped as one of the emerging talents that will hit the ground running when The Baggies begin their campaign in the EPL next season.
Former West Bromwich Albion journalist Matt Wilson joined current Baggies reporters Luke Hatfield and Joseph Masi on the latest edition of The Express and Star’s Baggies Broadcast podcast and he spent some time discussing West Brom centre-back Semi Ajayi during the show.
It may be fair to say that Ajayi played a significant role for the Baggies last season after moving to The Hawthorns from Rotherham United for £1.49m last summer.
He played more Championship minutes than any other outfield Baggies player during the 2019/20 league campaign and he ended the season as West Brom’s joint-fifth-highest-rated player in England’s second tier, according to WhoScored.
The centre-back also ended the 2019/20 Championship season as West Brom’s sixth-highest league goalscorer.
Wilson was full of praise for the £3.6m-rated defender during his appearance on this recent edition of the Baggies Broadcast podcast, saying: “I said Semi Ajayi’s probably going to be one of the buys of the season and in my mind, it’s turned out to be.
“I think he’s been such an unsung hero this season. [Jake] Livermore’s probably been player of the season, but Semi Ajayi’s been fantastic and I fully believe he’s ready for the Prem.” he said
Considering the significant role that Ajayi played for West Brom during 2019/20 campaign, it mightn’t be a surprise that the centre-back has received praise from Wilson for his performances during the Baggies’ promotion-winning season and it may be understandable why the former West Brom reporter believes that the defender is “ready” for England’s top-flight.