According to one of the latest reports, Premier League outfit Leicester City are targeting Sheffield Wednesday’s blossoming youngster George Hirst. The Foxes have reportedly seen their initial bid of £1million getting rejected by the Owls and have lately tabled an improved bid of £2million in order to bring the highly rated starlet to King Power Stadium this summer.
Leicester City were involved in the dramatically intriguing encounter against Arsenal in their first league outing. The game kept getting inclined towards both of these clubs, but it was Arsene Wenger’s men who had the last laugh as the Gunners secured a 4-3 win at Emirates Stadium last weekend. Craig Shakespeare has already brought in a sensational young attacker in the shape of Kelechi Iheanacho for a whopping £25million transfer fee and is apparently keen to bolster his attacking arsenal.
Hirst is touted as one of the hottest properties in English football in the Championship. He has emerged through the youth ranks of Sheffield Wednesday and has already made a couple of appearances for their senior side last season. The 18-year-old scored 40 goals in the previous campaign for the youth side of his current employers and the England’s youth side and was the top scorer of the Toulan tournament and has certainly shown his flair and calibre to the football fraternity.
The son of Sheffield Wednesday’s legend David Hirst, George is a clinical finisher up front with appealing heading abilities. He is a strong package, is good in the air and is someone who toils really hard. Hirst has perennially made a perfect blend of technical awareness and his skillful artistry to bang goals consistently throughout his youth career and no wonder why he has fallen on the radar of Leicester City. Besides, he is good in the air and is a good reader of the game as well.
With just one year left on his current contract with the Hillsborough based outfit, the Owls would be keen to cash in on him as an extension looks unlikely. He was linked with the likes of Chelsea, West Ham United and Newcastle United earlier this year which is a testament of his valuation.
He holds the ball well, dictates the tempo of the game in the final third and brings his teammates into the equation in the offensive zone and although he is far from being a finished product, he has the potential to lead any top quality side a few years down the line.