He is the rookie on tour.

Teenage goalkeeper Robert Sanchez is on Albion's training camp in Austria.

What is his back story and why is he there?

The Argus reveals all.

What is Sanchez doing out in Leogang?

David Stockdale has departed to Birmingham, record signing Maty Ryan is on holiday in Croatia after playing for Australia in the Confederations Cup in Russia and Christian Walton (below) is on the brink of another loan move, to Portsmouth or Wigan.

Sanchez is in Austria with Niki Maenpaa, goalkeeping coach Ben Roberts and his assistant Casper Ankergren.

When did he join Albion?

As a schoolboy. He was 15 and playing for Levante's third team back home in Spain. The club's European scouting network targeted him, he was invited over for a month's trial and signed up.

It must have been challenging, leaving home at such a young age?

"It was a really big decision. I was 15, at school, at home with my mother and father, but I think it has been a good decision.

"The first year was hard, a different language, being alone. You don't understand anything, so it's harder.

"The football is different here, everything, but after a year I got used to it and it's better than I expected.

"You grow up much quicker when you are alone in a different culture."

How much improvement has he made with Albion?

"After three years I think it's the best decision I've ever made. The difference between three years ago and now, my mentality, improvement, the football, even outside of football - it's amazing."

When did he start playing in goal?

From the age of four. "I don't know why, maybe I'm a bit crazy because no one likes to be a goalie."

His most impressive performance for Albion so far?

Sanchez was outstanding for the under-23's at Coventry (below) in the Checkatrade Trophy last season, despite their defeat.

What about this season?

Depending on circumstances, he may go out on loan in January to gain more experience.

Who does he model himself on?

"When I was young it was (Iker) Casillas. But now (David) De Gea is my role model. He is where I want to get to in five or six years. It will be difficult because that's at the top."