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Tottenham Hotspur to battle Leeds and Villa for West Ham youngster Sonny Perkins

According to The Guardian, Tottenham Hotspur are vying for the signature of West Ham United and England U18 starlet Sonny Perkins. The 18-year-old looks set to leave the Hammers this summer after negotiations for a new contract had stalled over wage demands. 

Spurs are not the only interested party from the Premier League, with Leeds United and Aston Villa also keeping a close eye on the youngster. It is fair to say that he is one to watch out for in the future.

Perkins made three appearances for the West Ham senior team last season. He made his debut last November, coming off the bench in West Ham’s 2-0 group-stage win over Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.

Tottenham Hotspur to battle Leeds and Villa for West Ham youngster Sonny Perkins.
Sonny Perkins made two appearances in the Europa League last season (Photo by Jed Leicester/Shutterstock)

Away from the senior side, he also played for West Ham’s U23 team in PL2 where he scored 10 goals – another testimony to his potential. Perkins is capable of playing both as a No. 10 and a centre-forward. 

However, the Hammers are prepared to let their promising young star leave due to his wage demands. They feel that Perkins’ wage demands are too high and thus aren’t prepared to disrupt the club wage structure. 

What next for Perkins? 

The chaos surrounding Perkins at West Ham is good music to the ears of those interested in him. The opportunity to land a promising young player, especially of his quality does not come along often.

Leeds have made a reputation for signing talented, young players who are unsettled at their parent club academies. They signed Wigan Athletic’s 20-year-old striker Joe Gelhardt in 2020 and 19-year-old midfielder Lewis Bate from Chelsea the year after – both in a similar fashion to how they plan on signing Perkins. 

Tottenham Hotspur to battle Leeds and Villa for West Ham youngster Sonny Perkins.
The 18-year-old has impressed while playing for the England underage teams.

Aston Villa are also interested, but the biggest name in the mix is certainly Spurs. The prospect of signing for a club in the Champions League may make Perkins’ decision a lot easier. 

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However, the youngster has a variety of factors to consider – play-time, future plans and wages of course, before he signs his next contract. If Perkins does make the switch to Spurs, expect him to play a role in the future and not right away. 

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