Leeds United are ‘tracking’ West Ham forward Sonny Perkins on international duty in a tournament in Croatia.
The Lowdown: Phil Hay reveal
The Whites have already added to their first-team ranks with moves for Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen ahead of Jesse Marsch’s first full season in charge.
However, Victor Orta still has his eye on academy additions, with Phil Hay revealing earlier this month that Leeds were lining up deals for both Perkins and Birmingham City’s George Hall.
The Latest: Joe Donnohue post
Leeds journalist Joe Donnohue took to Twitter on Monday afternoon, name-checking both Perkins and Hall, who have been representing England in a youth tournament over in Croatia.
He claimed the Whites are still ‘tracking’ the pair, who helped England win the four-team tournament.
The Verdict: Good signs
The Whites broke a Premier League record last season by handing eight teenagers their top-flight debuts, so Perkins and Hall could be the next to move to Elland Road and break through in the coming years.
Perkins has an impressive record at youth level, and with Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood establishing themselves in Marsch’s first-team squad last season, the West Ham man could become the Whites’ new U23 star in attack.
A new senior striker is also on the agenda, so it could well be a busy few months for Ortta and co in the transfer market.
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