West Ham are interested in signing a record breaking, 20-year-old winger in the Summer transfer window.

While they may not have signed any of them, West Ham’s January targets show that the club clearly have the ambition of bringing in young, exciting prospects rather than players nearing the end of their career. Presumably, this is down to the work of Tim Steidten and it seems like he may have identified another youngster he wishes to sign.

Samuel Illing-Junior is a 20-year-old winger who came through Chelsea’s academy before securing a move to Juventus. He has struggled for much game time under Allegri but he has become the club’s youngest ever player to start a Champions League game.

He already has 3 goal involvements this season but has failed to make enough of an impact to consistently break into the starting XI. According to HITC, the Italian giants would be willing to sell him for around £16 million with a number of clubs in his home country interested.

Alongside West Ham, they report that Crystal Palace, Brighton and Wolves are contemplating whether to make a bid.

Obviously there is the bigger issue of who will be the Hammers manager next season and this could have a massive impact on who they sign. If Moyes stays then he would have the final say on whether the Englishman join or not, if someone else comes in then it is likely Steidten will be given control over transfers.

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