According to a report from German publication Sport 1, Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in signing West Ham youngster Benicio Baker-Boaitey this summer.

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The 16-year-old was snapped up from Queens Park Rangers. And he has already made a huge impression within the Hammers youth setup.

West Ham are well-renowned for developing talented young players.

They have brought through the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Jermain Defoe and Declan Rice throughout the years.

Future star?

And it seems as though Baker-Boaitey could be the next big thing to come out of the London Stadium.

The Daily Mail reported back in March that the 16-year-old Hammers ace is a target for European giants Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain.

 

And now German publication Sport 1 claims that the talented starlet is wanted by Premier League sides Manchester United and Liverpool.

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Will be hard to resist north-west giants’ overtures

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jurgen Klopp have both proven that they are prepared to give young talented players a chance.

And so has David Moyes in all fairness. In fact, the Scot has recently suggested that he wants to invest in youth.

And keeping the in-demand starlet would prove just where the east London club are at.

Much will depend on how ambitious West Ham are. And whether they can convince Baker-Boaitey that his future lies with the Hammers.

It will be easier said than done to keep hold of the 16-year-old, however, if Manchester United and Liverpool do actually come on for him this summer.

After-all, who could blame Baker-Boaitey for wanting to join either United or Liverpool?

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