According to The Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to snap up West Ham United starlet Sonny Perkins this summer amidst his contract dispute with the Hammers.
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 was handed his senior debut by David Moyes in West Ham’s victory over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League last November before making his first start against Dinamo Zagreb. He also made one substitute appearance in the Premier League last season.
The Guardian claim that West Ham are struggling to convince Perkins to sign a new deal, with his contract set to expire at the end of this month.
The Hammers hierarchy are said to believe that the youngster is asking for too much money and are not willing to break their wage structure to keep him.
The report reveals that the uncertainty over Perkins’ future has caught the attention of other top-flight clubs including Spurs.
The North Londoners are said to be facing competition from Leeds United and Aston Villa for the forward’s signature.
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While all the focus this summer seems to be on how Spurs strengthen their first team, the North London club’s recruitment of young talent is also worth paying attention to. With Paratici overhauling the scouting department, one would expect the Lilywhites to try and attract some of the best young talents in the country to their academy.
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