According to a West Ham United source, speaking to Football Insider, the club and GSB have set sights on Preston North End starlet Lewis Leigh.
The Lowdown: West Ham academy booming…
After superstar Declan Rice emerged through the Irons’ academy, there has been no shortage of young talent following in his footsteps.
The likes of Conor Coventry, Ademipo Odubeko, Jamal Baptiste and Emmanuel Longelo have all been nurtured, while West Ham also brought in a plethora of talent from elsewhere over the summer.
Indeed, the club signed promising young starlets Armstrong Oko-Flex, Pierre Ekwah Elimby and Thierry Nevers, with news now emerging about yet another talented target.
The Latest: GSB now eyeing Leigh…
As per Football Insider, sharing information from a club source, West Ham have ‘set their sights’ on Preston hotshot Leigh following his performances for the Championship side’s youth setup.
Rush Green scouts have apparently been ‘hugely impressed’ by the midfielder and are set to keep further tabs in the coming months.
However, while West Ham are very keen, they are not the only club keeping close watch as Premier League rivals Everton also hold an interest.
Despite only just signing his first professional deal until 2024 last month, Leigh is already a wanted man at West Ham and has been on the fringes of Preston’s first team squad without yet being given a senior debut.
The Verdict: Carry on…
Following on from their astute transfer window business regarding young talent spotting, it appears that West Ham scouts are showing no sign of stopping.
This could be great news for the club over these next few years, and in particular for manager David Moyes, who is looking to not only restructure his first team but the academy as well.
In other news: ‘Had a shocker’, ‘Offered nothing’…West Ham fans slam ‘poor’ ace who lost the ball 16 times against Southampton, find out more here.
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