Hammers set to complete swoop for teenage sensation
West Ham are set to complete a swoop for teenage striker Sean Maguire, according to BBC Football. The eighteen year old has recently taken part in trials at the Premier League club, and has impressed considerably for the Hammers to complete a deal.
Maguire is currently for Waterford United and the Republic of Ireland youngster has scored 14 goals in 32 games, helping Waterford finish runners up in the second tier of Irish League football. The youngsters eye-catching displays earned him recognition, with a nomination for 2012 Professional Footballers Association of Ireland Young Player of the Year award.
The eighteen year old was born in Luton, but moved to Kilkenny with family at a young age.
It is expected that Maguire will not be part of the first team at West Ham, but play his part in the newly established Under 21 Premier League team.
The Hammers are currently in 11th place in the Premier League table, with a game in hand over near rivals due to the Boxing day postponement of their match against Arsenal. Despite goal-scoring exploits shared around the team, Kevin Nolan is the highest scorer with only five goals. Manager Sam Allardyce is looking to bring in both experienced and young players during the January transfer window, with Joe Cole expected to join Maguire at the club.
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