West Ham are considering taking a gamble on Charlton’s Miles Leaburn, according to reports.
Since the arrival of David Moyes, West Ham have dipped into the Championship on a number of occasions. The best example would be Jarrod Bowen, who is a key player for the Hammers and scored that crucial winner in the Conference League final six months ago.
Now, the Hammers are considering making a move for a player even lower down England’s footballing pyramid, according to TEAMtalk.
Miles Leaburn currently plays in League One for Charlton and has been their standout player this season. With 10 goal involvements in 18 games, the Addicks have a lot to thank him for in their push for a play off place.
Unfortunately for them, such impressive stats at just 20 years old do not go unnoticed for long. West Ham could look to acquire his services as soon as 2024, though given the extremely limited budget in January it is safe to assume any deal is more likely in the Summer.
Signing a player from such a low league certainly would be a risk, but with high risk comes the potential for high reward. Leaburn might be the sort of player who can make the step up to the highest level with ease, or the club might sign him as one for the future.
Either way, it’s one to keep an eye on but the leap from the third tier to the first is a huge one. It’s all about if they believe that he has the ability and gut to find his feet in the Premier League.
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