By 90Min
July 20, 2017

Leicester have reportedly had a £1m bid for Sheffield Wednesday's 18-year-old starlet George Hirst rejected, according to the ​Daily Mail.

Hirst is the son of former Wednesday and England striker David and is attracting interest from a host of Premier League Clubs this summer.

(From L) England's players Elliott Embleton, Joshua Tymon, Joseph Worrall and George Hirst celebrate after England's midfielder Harvey Barnes (not seen) scored a goal during the Under 21 international football semi- final match Scotland vs England at the Parsemain Stadium in Fos-sur-Mer, southern France on June 8, 2017, as part of the 45th Toulon Tournament 'Festival international Espoirs'. / AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

George's father is a Wednesday legend, having scored 106 goals in 294 games for the club, between 1986 and 1997.

Now Wednesday's new Hirst is starting to emulate his father and is seen as one of the brightest young prospects in England.

The Foxes have reportedly already made a £1m move for the 18-year-old striker, but are said to have seen it rejected by the Owls.

Leicester were the first club to put a firm bid in for the youngster, however other top Premier League clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester United, Newcastle and Everton are also reportedly interested in the striker.

Although Hirst hasn't had much experience with the Wednesday first team as of yet, he did manage to make his senior debut last season, making two substitute appearances for the club.

However it is at Under-18 level where Hurst has really been attracting the interest of Premier League clubs.

Hirst had an excellent campaign during England Under-18’s triumphant Toulon tournament earlier this summer.

Hurst scored four goals over the tournament, including a hat-trick in England's 7-1 win over Cuba.

This meant that Hirst ended up as the tournament's joint top scorer alongside team-mate and Leicester player, Harvey Barnes and Angola's Chico Banza.

It remains to been seen whether Leicester will bid again for Hirst and manage to bring together the tournament's top goalscorers, however they could have a battle with other Premier League club's on their hands.


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