Report: Leeds target Sonny Perkins set to leave West Ham this week
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Report: Leeds target Sonny Perkins set to leave West Ham this week

Leeds United target Sonny Perkins is set to leave West Ham when his contract expires this week, according to a report from The Athletic.

Perkins has been attracting attention after a really impressive year with the Hammers. He scored 10 goals in Premier League 2 with the under-23s. And he made his debut for David Moyes’s men.

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West Ham fans may think the London Stadium is the perfect place for the 18-year-old to develop. The Irons do not have a large group of strikers. And they will battle in the Europa Conference League next year. So there are likely to be opportunities for those on the fringes of the squad.

However, it appears unlikely Perkins will be available to Moyes. The Athletic reports that no progress on his contract situation has been made. And he is now set to leave imminently with his deal up this month.

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Of course, that is likely to alert Leeds. Reports have previously suggested that the Whites want the teenager. Aston Villa are also admirers.

Perkins to leave West Ham

It would be a coup for Leeds to bring Perkins to Elland Road in the near future. Obviously, they will have to be prepared to pay compensation. But West Ham are not able to command a transfer fee.

It appears that he has a very bright future ahead. And Leeds will hope that he can become the latest inspired signing for their under-23 ranks.

The Whites have brought in the likes of Joe Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood and Crysencio Summerville from other clubs in recent years. And all three have gone on to force their way into Jesse Marsch’s plans. Gelhardt, in particular, looks to have massive potential.

There is an opportunity for a striker to make themselves a key man for the under-23s with others stepping up. Perhaps Perkins – who was once labelled ‘superb‘ by Mark Noble – will be the one to fill that void.

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