According to reliable reporter Sam Lee of The Athletic, West Ham have been keeping tabs on Manchester City attacker James McAtee.
The Lowdown: West Ham look to future…
As Rob Newman comes in as the club’s new recruitment chief, his West Ham transfer mission may stretch far beyond simply signing first team stars for the present.
The Athletic relayed manager David Moyes’ personal desire to bring in promising, young players with re-sale value to the club in a bid to plan for West Ham’s future.
As such, news has now come to light involving the Hammers and interest in a very exciting talent.
The Latest: West Ham now eyeing McAtee…
As per Lee of The Athletic, West Ham are now keeping tabs on the dazzling 18-year-old who recently made his senior debut for The Sky Blues in a 6-1 Carabao Cup victory over Wycombe Wanderers last month.
As well as the Irons, Crystal Palace and Brighton are interested with the latter club even having an £8 million bid rejected for his services.
The teenage talent is apparently ‘not for sale at any price’ with City believing he has a real future at Eastlands.
The Verdict: Difficult move…
McAtee’s potential is vast enough to even draw comparisons with Premier League and City legend David Silva (Goal).
Pep Guardiola lauded the attacking midfielder as one of the ‘special‘ crop of youngsters coming through at Eastlands after he featured against Wycombe and it’s clear he may be one to watch for the future.
However, with all these tags, it is clear to see why City won’t sell at any price – so this may be a difficult move for West Ham to pull off.
In other news: Newman gifted boost in race to sign ‘outstanding’ star who is ‘very keen’ to join West Ham, find out more here.
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