Everton Targeting This Highly Rated Sheffield Wednesday Striker: Should They Go All In?

As per one of the latest reports by Mirror, Everton are keen to sign Sheffield Wednesday’s blossoming youngster, George Hirst, in the summer. Hirst’s contract with his current club is set to expire at the end of the ongoing season and he has made his desire of leaving Hillsborough quite clear. As a result, he has not been handed first-team opportunities this season.

However, it would not be easy for the Toffees to lure him to the Goodison Park as the likes of Manchester United and Newcastle United are also monitoring him closely. The teenager’s representatives have signalled that he might prefer a move to the Old Trafford in the summer. Nonetheless, nothing concrete has emerged until now and Everton can certainly try their luck as well.

George is the son of former Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday and Southampton striker, David Hirst. An out-and-out centre-forward, Hirst is a blossoming youngster with lots of potential and calibre and no wonder why some of the elite clubs of the country are vying for his signature. He has emerged through the youth ranks of the Owls and has represented England Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 sides.

The 19-year-old is tall and very good in the air, possesses raw pace in his legs and has made a steady development. He is strong and a physically dominating player and has the tendency to hold the ball meticulously in the final third to let his teammates come into the equation. Besides, he is intelligent enough to position himself in the right areas at right times and on a regular basis, he has managed to showcase his predatory instincts.

Everton have not been convincing this season and are currently placed at the 9th spot in the Premier League table, having collected 41 points from 33 games. The stewardship of Sam Allardyce has flattered to deceive more often than not and even if Big Sam stays at the club next season, he must bring reinforcements to enhance the quality of his arsenal for better results next term.

Hirst could be a good signing for them as he has shown that he has the ingredients to excel and be a regular face in the English national side in the near future. However, he lacks the experience of top-flight and it is an inherent risk that comes with the prospects of signing youngsters. A move to Everton should appeal Hirst as he would be able to keep his developmental process in a club that values starlets.

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