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Tottenham hope to complete Manchester United striker signing on deadline day

Tottenham and West Brom are both hoping to land Manchester United youngster James Wilson on a loan deal on transfer deadline day, according to the Daily Mail.

The 19-year-old has found the going tough over the past year and is seemingly way down Louis van Gaal’s Old Trafford pecking order.

Wilson bagged a brace on his Premier League debut back in May 2014 and is clearly a player with a great deal of potential, but even with Louis van Gaal’s side managing just three goals in their opening four domestic league fixtures, the young Englishman has failed to force his way into the United match-day squad thus far this season.

The Daily Mail claim that Wilson is considering a move away from the club he has represented since the age of 14.

White Hart Lane boss Mauricio Pochettino could certainly do with strengthening his attack, with ongoing moves to bring in West Brom forward Saido Berahino (via the Daily Mail) yet to bear fruit.

Spurs have had to rely heavily on Harry Kane, and the 22-year-old England international has struggled to replicate the form displayed in 2014/15, during which the youngster scored 31 goals in all competitions.

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It would be surprising if Man United allowed James Wilson to leave this summer given how short on striking options Louis van Gaal finds himself.

The coach sold Robin van Persie to Fenerbahce earlier this summer, and Javier Hernandez has completed his move to Bayer Leverkusen leaving Wayne Rooney as Man United’s only recognised senior striker.

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