Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United are among a host of clubs vying for the signature of West Ham striker Sean Maguire, according to Sky Sports journalist Pete O’Rourke.
The 20-year-old forward signed for West Ham United in 2013 from Irish side Waterford United, however he is yet to make a senior appearance for the Hammers.
Maguire, 20, started his career at Waterford United and spent two years playing as a professional in the League of Ireland, where he went on to make 32 appearances, scoring 14 goals.
Since signing for the Premier League outfit in 2013, Maguire has since been shipped out on loan to Sligo Rovers where he amassed 18 appearances, scoring once.
He then joined Sky Bet League Two club Accrington Stanley on loan and accumulated 14 appearances, scoring four goals.
The Luton-born forward has made three appearances for the Republic of Ireland under-19 side in 2012, but since then has not been called up again.
Pete O’Rourke says that Bolton, Birmingham, Millwall and Barnsley are also vying for the signature of the 20-year-old forward.
A move to the Championship or League One will be a huge step-up for the young striker, who has only really played in Sky Bet League Two or the Irish League.
Maguire will have to quickly adapt to the rigours that are attached to playing the second or third tier of English football, however he was good enough to be signed by West Ham, it suggests he has sufficient talent and ability to excel.
At such a young age, Maguire has lot of professional football still to play so he could turn out to be a real coup for one of the sides interested in him.