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Leeds are reportedly still trying to sign West Ham striker

Leeds United are allegedly still trying to sign talented young striker Sonny Perkins on a free transfer from West Ham United.

That’s according to a report from The Athletic who claim that the 18-year-old Leeds target is still no closer to signing a new deal with the Hammers.

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Leeds were first linked with a move to sign Perkins at the start of this month.

Perkins burst onto the scene at the London Stadium this season just gone when he was only 17.

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He has since gone on to establish himself as the under-23’s number one striker.

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The Hackney-born ace can actually play anywhere along the front-line and possesses exceptional technique. When he grows in stature and falls out, he could become a truly brilliant forward in the Premier League.

It seems as though Leeds are still trying to poach him from the Hammers though…

Leeds still trying to sign West Ham striker

The Athletic reckon that Perkins is still very much on Leeds’ radar ahead of the new 2022/23 Premier League season.

Perkins was in sensational form for the West Ham U-23s last season. He bagged 14 goals and two assists in 28 games for the youth team (Transfermarkt).

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

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David Moyes gave him a big chance in the Premier League once and the Europa League twice. So the Scot clearly rates Perkins very highly indeed.

Rising East recently described the attacker as a ‘remarkable’ young talent.

It would be a big surprise to see West Ham lose out on one of our most exciting young players to a Premier League rival.

It seems as though that could well happen with Leeds allegedly trying their very best to sign West Ham striker Sonny Perkins.

If the 18-year-old leaves the London Stadium it will be a huge shame and could be something that the East London outfit really end up regretting.

Let’s just hope that a compromise can be made and that Perkins ends up staying at the London Stadium.

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