Tottenham Hotspur have made a ‘late move’ for Leeds United target Sonny Perkins following his departure from West Ham.
The Lowdown: Leeds linked with Perkins
Described as a ‘stand out’ player for the Hammers’ youth teams, the 18-year-old has been linked with a move to Elland Road this summer.
Phil Hay reported at the beginning of June that Leeds were lining up deals for both Perkins and Birmingham City’s George Hall.
West Ham confirmed on Friday evening that Perkins had left the east London club, but it looks as if the Whites have competition for the teenage forward.
The Latest: Spurs move for Perkins
According to ExWHUemployee, Premier League giants Spurs have made a ‘late move’ for the youngster, who is a boyhood fan of the north London club.
The Irons insider said that Perkins ‘was meant to be going to Leeds’, but it looks as if Tottenham’s move for the 18-year-old could throw a spanner in the works for the Elland Road hierarchy.
The Verdict: Not ideal for Leeds
Perkins appears to be a future star and contributed to 11 goals in 22 games for West Ham’s under-23 side. Therefore, a move to Thorp Arch could be an extremely shrewd one by Leeds chiefs, where you’d expect he could initially start for the under-23s.
The Whites have reaped the rewards of bringing in young attackers in recent years, with Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood helping the club to stay in the Premier League last season, with 27 appearances and two goals on Friday evening between them in the top flight in 2021/22.
Perkins could become Leeds’ next main man in attack for the under-23s with a view to breaking into the first team, but it seems as if he could now join Spurs, which would be a blow for Jesse Marsch and Victor Orta.
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