Leeds United linked Sheffield Wednesday talent George Hirst should seriously consider making Elland Road switch

The talented forward was recently linked with a switch to Wednesday's London rivals.

Sheffield Wednesday fans have many fond memories of their former striker David Hirst. The Owls had the big Yorkshireman upfront from 1986 until 1997. He scored over 100 goals in his Sheffield Wednesday career in nearly 300 appearances for the club.

Now they might have a perfect suitor coming through the ranks, in his son George.

The teenager has been in great form for the under-18s and under-21s. He recently scored twice on his debut for the England under-17s as well.

However his good form has attracted interest. The Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Chelsea West Ham United, Newcastle United and Southampton were also keen on the player.

As are Leeds United.

So why should Hirst take Leeds' interest seriously?

Of course it would be a controversial switch if he did swap Hillsborough for Elland Road.

But for the good of his career it might be a move that makes sense.

Wednesday are going through a change in philosophy. They have a backing owner who will be willing to purchase a new player if the manager wants it - making progress from the youth-team difficult.

Leeds on the other hand are more likely to hand him first-team opportunities at an early stage. Leeds as a club may be in turmoil off the pitch but on it they continue to bring through top young talent all the time.

Hirst might be more likely to make the grade at Leeds then he would at Wednesday and that is why, despite initial reservations, Hirst should seriously consider the interest from Leeds United.

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