West Ham are reportedly interested in signing young Sheffield United forward Daniel Jebbison, who is currently on loan at Burton Albion.
The Lowdown: Jebbison shining on loan
The 18-year-old moved to Burton on a temporary basis in order to earn more playing time and he is enjoying a productive time at the League One club. He has scored four goals in eight league starts this season and the hope is that he continues to pick up valuable first team minutes.
While Sheffield United may hope to keep hold of their prized asset in the long-term, a new report suggests that they will find it tough.
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The Latest: West Ham keen on move
According to TEAMtalk, the Hammers are ‘keeping tabs’ on Jebbison’s situation, with the report mentioning that he could return to the Blades in January.
Liverpool, Everton and Brighton are all mentioned as possible suitors as well, so there looks set to be an intense battle to sign him from the Championship club.
The Verdict: One for the future
It is vital that David Moyes plans for both the present and the future at West Ham, ensuring that the club is in a healthy situation for many years to come.
Signing exciting young talent is a key aspect of it and Jebbison falls into that category, having been hailed as ‘fantastic’ by Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards earlier this year.
The 18-year-old scored his first Premier League goal in only his second appearance at that level last season, netting the winner away to Everton – he scored six times in as many games for the Blades’ under-23s, too – so it would be encouraging to see him move to the London Stadium based on such promise.
In other news, West Ham have been linked with a high-profile signing. Find out who it is here.
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