West Ham are chasing exciting young duo Preston ace Lewis Leigh and Dundee United starlet Kerr Smith ahead of the January transfer window according to club insider ExWHUemployee.
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The Hammers were linked with moves for Leigh (Football.London) and Smith (The Sun) during the summer transfer window.
And it seems as though David Moyes will be monitoring the young duo over the course of the next few months ahead of the January transfer window.
The Scot made some impressive additions to his squad in the summer. He also made some astute captures for the under-23s.
And it seems as though his work for the future is far from done at the London Stadium.
West Ham chasing exciting young duo
Lewis Leigh and Kerr Smith are allegedly still attracting attention from the Hammers.
ExWHUemployee was speaking on the West Ham Way podcast (September 12th) and suggested that the East London outfit are closely monitoring the Preston and Dundee United players:
“The club are looking at getting some young players signed up. There are a few players from other clubs who we are keeping an eye on. One is Lewis Leigh, plays for Preston. He’s someone we’ve looked at and are continuing to monitor. A guy called Kerr Smith who we were close to signing on deadline day, he is one as well who we are keeping an eye on.”
Both players are hugely talented and would be fine additions for West Ham.
Leigh, 17, is highly rated at Deepdale and has recently been handed the number 17 shirt.
The 17-year-old is a cultured footballer and is also wanted by Everton, Arsenal and Leicester according to Football.London.
The calibre of the Premier League clubs chasing his signature is evidence of just how good he is.
Meanwhile, Smith is highly rated in his homeland.
He has already made seven appearances for the senior team.
Smith has already been given trials with Chelsea and Manchester United [The Courier].
Both players have great futures ahead of them.
West Ham have a history of producing some excellent young players:
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And it will be interesting to see whether either of them are plying their trade at West Ham after the January transfer window has closed.