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Manchester United to beat Leicester to George Hirst transfer

Deal close: Manchester United set to complete first transfer of the summer
George Hirst is set to join Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United are reportedly on the cusp of signing Sheffield Wednesday youngster George Hirst.

Hirst, 19, has made two appearances for Wednesday since breaking into the first-team back in 2016 but is expected to leave the club at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

The highly-rated forward has not featured for Wednesday this season after rejecting a new contract at Hillsborough.

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According to The Daily Mirror, United are closing in on signing Hirst and are confident of getting a deal over the line.

Leicester were initially favourites to sign the striker but its understood Jose Mourinhos side are now in pole position.

Deal close: Manchester United set to complete first transfer of the summer
George Hirst has represented England from U17 to U20 level (Picture: Getty)
Deal close: Manchester United set to complete first transfer of the summer
George Hirst dreams of playing for Jose Mourinhos first-team (Picture: Getty)

Its claimed Hirsts representatives have made it clear that the teenager favours a move to Old Trafford in the summer.

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Everton and Newcastle have also registered a strong interested in Hirst in recent months.

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The attacker is the son of ex-England international David Hirst who also made a name for himself at Wednesday.

Sir Alex Ferguson tried a failed to bring the striker to Old Trafford back in 1992.

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