Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst must resist chance to sign for Leeds United

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As well as interest from Premier League sides, Leeds United are interested in Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst.

Leeds United are interested in signing Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst, report The Mail.

The Whites face stiff competition, with Premier League giants Chelsea also chasing the young striker, cites the same report.

A Chelsea switch has it's own set of pro's and con's, with the biggest disadvantage being that regular football would be harder to come by.

Leeds United on the other hand is not a forward step for Hirst, who is at the club where his father David Hirst made his name and starred in the Premier League, winning senior England caps.

George Hirst is already an England youth international, and no doubt if Leeds could pull off the transfer it would be an outstanding piece of business.

Yet snapping up top talent from their rivals is not normally the way the club operate, instead preferring to produce their own young players through the academy.

Leeds have their own set of promising forwards, with Frank Mulhern, Eoghan Stokes, and Mallik Wilks each deserving a chance at some stage to state their case.

For young players at some Championship sides, the chance to play for Leeds United in front of big crowds at a globally recognised name would be a big attraction, but Hirst is already at a club with huge potential.

Wednesday are still in contention this season to win promotion to the Premier League, currently sitting in the play-off positions, while Leeds offer a more distant chance of success, presently in 17th place in the Championship.

Whether Leeds are able to put together a deal which would see Hirst increase his salary is unclear, but the Wednesday starlet is better off continuing where he is, than making a move to go and play at Elland Road.

 

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