The Hammers – along with Arsenal and Spurs – are being reported as holding an interest in Republic of Ireland youth international Elvis Azah.
The 17-year-old winger has been with Cardiff City’s under 18s for his pre-season where he scored two goals against our under 18s in a friendly.
Azah, who is comfortable playing either on the wing or further forward, spent time on trial at Celtic earlier this year.
He previously had trials with Manchester United and Everton but they couldn’t sign the youngster because he didn’t have Irish citizenship at the time.
Azah was born in Ghana to Ghanaian parents but moved to Ireland with his mother at the age of 11 and recently received his Irish citizenship, meaning he can sign for English clubs.
The teenager has also represented the Republic at Under 15 and Under 16 level and played junior football with Deen Celtic, a club in Co. Kilkenny, and top-flight side Waterford.
According to The Mail after moving to London Azah drew the attention of scouts when playing in an AG Football Academy ‘BE NEXT’ showcase match back in October.
The teenager’s chief attributes are his pace, acceleration, ball control and ability to beat players, attributes that are impressing a growing number of high profile clubs.