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Man Utd working on deal to seal first summer transfer

Manchester United have been linked to several players since the close of the January transfer window but have yet to officially complete a deal.

It is expected to be another busy summer transfer window for us with Jose Mourinho expected to spend a lot of cash on bringing in new recruits.

We are very likely to sign a central midfielder or two and the boss will probably want to bring in another centre-back too.  There are other areas that Jose will likely want to upgrade or reinforce on top of this.

However, Sheffield Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay believes it is a more attacking player that we’re going to land, as the Owls boss claims England under-20 international forward George Hirst could join us this summer.

The Dutch coach has told BBC Radio Sheffield (via Sky Sports):

“It’s a decision George will have to make himself. I think it’s really difficult when a club as big as Manchester United has an interest in him to say no.

“George must decide how he sees his future and I respect that. A good decision or not a good decision, I cannot answer that.”

George Hirst is the son of former-Sheffield Wednesday striker, David, who was a target of Sir Alex Ferguson’s in the early 1990s.

Having progressed through the Yorkshire club’s academy, Hirst rejected a new contract at the end of last year.  This is understandable if the likes of Manchester United, Everton and Leicester City are all interested in the 19-year-old, as reported.

George Hirst is a forward and has made two appearances for Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship this season and has five caps for the England under-20s.

If Jose Mourinho is working on a deal for the teenager, as the Metro are reporting, then we will be required to agree a compensation package with the Championship club or let the fee be decided by tribunal, due to the player’s age.

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