Fabrizio Romano has revealed that former West Ham United starlet Sonny Perkins, who has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham this summer, has signed a contract with Leeds United.
Perkins has been in West Ham’s academy since 2019 and the versatile forward has won many admirers with his performance for the club’s youth sides.
During the 2021/22 campaign, the 18-year-old notched up 10 goals in 20 appearances for the club’s Under-23s and another four goals in as many matches for the Under-18s (Transfermarkt).
Perkins made his senior debut for the Hammers last season but The Guardian reported last month that David Moyes’ men were struggling to convince the teenager to sign a new deal.
The report stated that Spurs, Aston Villa and Leeds have all expressed an interest in the England Under-18 international.
However, Spurs now appeared to have lost out in the race for the youngster’s signature, with Romano taking to social media to reveal that Perkins has put pen to paper on a contract with Jesse March’s side after completing a medical at Elland Road.
English midfielder Sonny Perkins has just signed contract and completed medical tests as new Leeds United player, done deal. ⚪️🏴 #LUFC
Perkins leaves West Ham and joins Leeds, the agreement is completed and will be announced very soon. pic.twitter.com/17vRfsVFoF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 17, 2022
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It has been well documented that Paratici has prioritised revolutionising the academy set up and bringing the best young talent in England to Spurs.
However, the main challenge the north London club will face is that the likes of Perkins or any of the emerging players from the EFL will feel they have a better shot of breaking into the first-team at a club like Leeds than they would at a club like Spurs.
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