According to the Mail today Leicester City have had an initial £1M bid for the Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst turned down.
Newcastle are reported to be one of a number of clubs interested in signing the 18-year-old who has already represented the England U20 side.
George is the son of former striker David Hirst who also played for Wednesday and had 3 England caps.
George Hirst – in England colors
It’s only an opening bud that has been turned down so we’ll see if the Foxes go back in with an improved bid.
Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton in addition to Newcastle are interested in signing the player who was outstanding for the England U18 in this summer’s Toulon tournament.
George scored four goals during the tournament and ended up as the joint top goalscorer.
England, of course, won the tournament for a second successive time winning on penalties (5-3) against Ivory Coast after a 1-1 draw.
George made his debut last season and has so far made two substitute appearances for the Owls.
This lad looks like a top player in the making so it will be interesting to see if Rafa bids for the teenager.
What do you think?