News in The Sun today that Newcastle are in the lead to sign Sheffield Wednesday youngster George Hirst, who is the son of the former Wednesday striker David Hirst, who scored 128 goals in 359 appearances form 1986-1997 for the Owls.
George is just 17 but scored two goals for the England U-17 side against Germany and he has been in excellent form for the Wednesday’s U21 side.
George Hirst – 17 year-old Wednesday striker
Other clubs said to be interested in signing the youngster include Chelsea, West Ham and Southampton along with Championship side Leeds United.
The Yorkshire club are currently 6th top in the Championship and drew 0-0 at leaders Hull City last night.
They are obviously hoping their 17 year-old striker will commit his long term future to Wednesday, but don’t be surprised if Newcastle are successful in persuading the lad to come to Tyneside this summer.
It should be another big summer transfer window for Newcastle whether we survive in the Premier League or not – and we will need to sign both first team players and top youngsters like George in the summer.
We need to start building Newcastle into a top club again, after what has been a disastrous four years since we finished 5th top of the Premier League in May, 2012.