Report: West Ham submit £250,000 offer for Dagenham and Redbridge attacker Jodi Jones

West Ham have submitted an offer for Dagenham and Redbridge forward Jodi Jones.

West Ham have submitted an offer for Dagenham and Redbridge talent Jodi Jones, report The Mirror.

The club's offer is said to be £250,000, while they face competition from Charlton Athletic, who are reported to have offered a player plus cash deal.

Jones is just 17, but is already making first team appearances for the League Two side.

He played 90 minutes at the weekend, and a further 90 in the Capital One Cup against Charlton in midweek.

Just 17-years-old, he made his debut in February when he became the youngest ever player to feature in a league game for the club, and has played a total of 10 matches for Dagenham in total, scoring once. 

There is substantial interest in his signature, with The Mirror reporting a staggering 50 scouts turned up to watch him in action in a pre-season game, and at present the Hammers have the biggest cash offer on the table.

Jones would face a tougher task to go straight into Premier League football than the Championship, but the teenager will have to consider which club benefits him in the long term, rather than the one which can offer him the chance to play regularly quickest.

For West Ham, a loan back to Dagenham and Redbridge may be a sensible idea.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch