The Daily Mail reports Hirst is set to leave Sheffield Wednesday next summer.
The piece, written by the Matt Barlow of the Daily Mail, states that Hirst is set to leave Hillsborough at the end of his contract next summer, "having reached the inescapable conclusion that the club he loves does not have his best interests at heart".
It claims Hirst had agreed to sign a new deal with the club at which his father, David, made his name between 1986 and 1997, but a disagreement with the Owls' chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, has stopped that from happening.
As a result, Hirst has yet to appear for Wednesday at any age level this season - with manager Carlos Carvalhal confirming last month that the reason is contract related - although he continues to be picked for England's Under-19s.
Nevertheless, it is not the club but Hirst and his advisers who, in the eyes of many Owls fans, are to blame for the youngster's predicament - and for feeding the Daily Mail a "one-sided" version of events.
Here's what they're saying on Twitter...
@Matt_Barlow_DM just read your #swfc and Hirst column, all about money mate , 10k a week is the figure been asked for and the club offered around 2.5 , can you now see why the clubs offer is more than fair but the lads agent is pushing the greed ! Such a shame it can’t be sorted!— big jim (@jimhadadream) 11 November 2017
Turns out from the comments it's not that much of a 'mystery' after all is it, you clowns?! Funny how his agents have managed to get him mentioned in a national rag with January just around the corner though...— Larzan (@LarnerMike) 11 November 2017
incorrect. Was in U23s as 18 and made first team debut. due out on loan this season but won’t sign a contract. ££ is the problem— Martin Bonner (@MBonner85) 11 November 2017
He's been offered the best ever contract for a youth player in @swfc history and he still will not sign. Agent & dad have seen the money splashed out by Chansiri on first team wages and they want in on it. The lad would sooner not play football until he gets more money. Get rid!— keiron wilcock (@keiron1972) 11 November 2017
I’m still scrolling down the article to find the paragraph about how much money his agents demanded to get him to sign the new contract.— Brickers (@andybwd) 11 November 2017
Somewhat one sided and bizarre your shitrag is spending time writing about a virtual unknown. Not to say your article has been influenced by anyone....— rayella (@Worst_wife) 11 November 2017
Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story.— #TTToThattersParty (@DeborahTaylor3) 11 November 2017
What a load of shit. Unbalanced, incorrect and probably written by his agent. Turned down the highest offer EVER made to a youth team player. Get some facts before you print shite articles like this #swfc— Tom robson (@tomrobson11) 12 November 2017