Manchester United have been linked to several players since the close of the January transfer window but have yet to officially complete a deal.
It is expected to be another busy summer transfer window for us with Jose Mourinho expected to spend a lot of cash on bringing in new recruits.
We are very likely to sign a central midfielder or two and the boss will probably want to bring in another centre-back too. There are other areas that Jose will likely want to upgrade or reinforce on top of this.
However, Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay believes it is a more attacking player that we’re going to land, as the Owls boss claims England under-20 international forward George Hirst could join us this summer.
The Dutch coach has told BBC Radio Sheffield (via Sky Sports):
“It’s a decision George will have to make himself. I think it’s really difficult when a club as big as Manchester United has an interest in him to say no.
“George must decide how he sees his future and I respect that. A good decision or not a good decision, I cannot answer that.”
George Hirst is the son of former-Sheffield Wednesday striker, David, who was a target of Sir Alex Ferguson’s in the early 1990s.
Having progressed through the Yorkshire club’s academy, Hirst rejected a new contract at the end of last year. This is understandable if the likes of Manchester United, Everton and Leicester City are all interested in the 19-year-old, as reported.
George Hirst is a forward and has made two appearances for Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship this season and has five caps for the England under-20s.
If Jose Mourinho is working on a deal for the teenager, as the Metro are reporting, then we will be required to agree a compensation package with the Championship club or let the fee be decided by tribunal, due to the player’s age.