Leeds boss Jesse Marsch has absolutely raved about Sonny Perkins after the young attacker moved to Elland Road from West Ham.

Perkins, 18, joined Leeds on a three-year deal having been released from the Hammers after failing to agree terms on a new deal at the London Stadium.

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The Hackney-born youngster was highly-rated at the London Stadium.

However, his salary demands were clearly unrealistic and David Moyes decided to let him leave in the end.

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And it could be argued that we already have a better option in our youth ranks anyway in the form of Divin Mubama.

Even so, the Leeds manager’s latest comments on Sonny Perkins will definitely have the West Ham fans thinking what might have been…

Leeds manager Jesse Marsch raves about Sonny Perkins

The 18-year-old impressed with the Hammers youth team over the second half of last season.

He rarely got a chance for the senior team though, and the same will seemingly be the case for him at Leeds. Perkins has been put straight into the Whites under-21 squad.

In spite of that, Marsch has been very impressed with the young forward already.

The Leeds boss spoke glowingly about Sonny Perkins when speaking to The Yorkshire Evening Post:

“He’s been at Thorp Arch training with our 21s and we’ve had really good feedback so far. So, I’m looking forward to getting back and getting to know him more and getting to work with him more on a daily basis. He’s got qualities and is an explosive striker. I think he has flexibility in the positions he can play. He’s an intelligent player. We’re really excited to add him to our to our club.”

West Ham boss David Moyes may have made a big mistake by allowing Sonny Perkins to join Leeds
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Perkins bagged 14 goals and two assists in 28 games for the West Ham youth team last season (Transfermarkt).

The 18-year-old made three senior appearances for the Hammers as well.

David Moyes gave him a big chance in the Premier League once and Europe twice. So the Scot clearly rated Perkins.

Perhaps it was the right call to let him leave and not cave into his demands. Nobody actually knows at the moment.

Jesse Marsch’s comments on the young forward prove that he has a lot of ability though.

And perhaps Leeds will end up with a really top player on their hands in the form of Sonny Perkins. If he does go on to be a hit in the Premier League, West Ham will certainly regret letting him leave.

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