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Irons in race for lower-league teenager

West Ham are interested in a deal to sign Lewis Leigh from Preston North End, according to Football.London.

Leigh is just 17 and he has yet to sign a professional contract at Preston, but he has been involved in the majority of their pre-season friendlies.

He was released by Liverpool when he was 14 but has been with Preston since.

And he is now being monitored by a variety of Premier League clubs, with the Irons joined by Arsenal, Leicester, and Everton in the hunt.

Leigh has yet to make his first-team debut in senior competition and he is expected to be offered a new contract by Preston as they bid to tie him down.

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He only has one year left on his scholarship deal so if he did make a move this summer, the buying club would owe Preston a compensation fee rather than a transfer fee.

Keep an eye on this one, as a result.

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4 comments on “Irons in race for lower-league teenager

  1. They should give him to us as a favour after that ridiculous Hugill fee we gave them.
    Must be time for Moyes to give his old club a few quid again.

  2. Surely there is more important things to do than keep picking up these ,kids from lower league clubs . ( ok for futre)..not quite sure what’s going on ..with a week or 2 before season starts we are still way short.. the mind boggles….

  3. Exactly what Sutton just said …dont like the bloke, but like he says,,we are so short especially up front.still nothing since haller.was sold .its ,farcical,

  4. Moysie Poysie giving PNE another handout Hughill style?

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