Manchester United could agree deal with Sheffield Wednesday for prolific youth striker

According to the Mirror, Manchester United are interested in Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst and are close to securing a deal. Leicester City were linked but the Red Devils appear to have won the race for his signature and need to agree a fee.

The 19-year-old has been linked with a move away from Wednesday after turning down a new deal, which has also led to a lack of playing time. Hirst has risen through the youth ranks to the first-team, making a total of two appearances for Wednesday’s senior side and could now be developing at one of the best academies in the country.

Hirst could have a bright future in football if his goalscoring record on the international stage is anything to go by. The teenager has represented England at u17 (7 games, 2 goals), u18 (9 games, 4 goals), u19 (6 games, 3 goals) and u20 level (5 games, 4 goals).

He’ll be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Marcus Rashford who successfully made the transition from youth prospect to first-team player at United and could be in the England squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia this summer. Hirst’s future may be resolved in the coming months.

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