Report: West Ham value Marcus Browne at £5m, plan to deny major European quartet

Marcus Browne of West Ham tackles with Jack Toles of West Ham during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Chigwell Construction Stadium on February...

West Ham United are fighting to keep Marcus Browne.

Marcus Browne of West Ham and Max Clarke of Hull City challenge for the ball  during the Second Leg of the Premier League U21 Cup Final at the KC Stadium on May 04, 2016 in Hull, England.

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham United value forward Marcus Browne at £5million – and are hoping to tie him down to a new contract imminently.

The famed West Ham academy may have slowed down in recent years, but one talent who is keeping fans excited is 20-year-old Browne.

An attacking midfielder who can also play up front, Browne has been tipped for a bright future, and has hit the headlines this week having scored four times in a superb display for West Ham's under-23's against Everton.

Marcus Browne of West Ham tackles with Jack Toles of West Ham during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Chigwell Construction Stadium on February...

With fans now calling for Browne to be given a first-team opportunity, the Daily Mail report that four major European clubs – Bayer Leverkusen, RB Leipzig, Napoli and Sevilla – are all keen to sign Browne this summer.

West Ham not only allegedly value Browne at around £5million, but are also planning to offer Browne a new contract to attempt to fend off those interested clubs.

It remains to be seen whether David Moyes hands Browne a first-team chance before the end of the season, given that West Ham aren't out of relegation trouble just yet, but next season could be Browne's time to shine.

With interest on the continent, West Ham may now need to convince Browne that he does have a pathway to the first team at the London Stadium, or they could risk losing one of their top young talents.

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