EXCLUSIVE: Source confirms Man Utd will sign Sheff Wed starlet

Date published: Tuesday 10th April 2018 10:14

Manchester United are ready to beat Leicester City to the signing of Sheffield Wednesday starlet George Hirst, a source has confirmed to TEAMtalk.

The 19-year-old striker, son of Owls legend and former England international David, has not been considered for Wednesday’s first-team this season as he has refused to sign a long-term deal.

Now he is ready to quit Hillsborough, and Leicester had thought they had him all but tied up – but United are now ready to swoop and finally land a Hirst.

Sir Alex Ferguson failed to sign his dad, but now Hirst Junior is set to get the chance to move to Old Trafford – with Wednesday only due compensation.

Everton and Newcastle are also keen, but Hirst’s representatives have intimated to United that they will get him.

A source close to Wednesday told TEAMtalk: “The club are not angry, they knew this was inevitable and they still held out some hope of keeping George, but that looks increasingly unlikely now.”


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