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London club make approach for West Ham award-winning sensation - report

By Harvey Byrne

Charlton have made an enquiry about signing West Ham defender Reece Burke on loan, according to a report.

London publication the South London Press claim that the Addicks have made their interest in the 19-year-old defender known to the Hammers.

However, it is said that the newly relegated League One side’s chances of getting Burke are slim.

It is also claimed that Newcastle have been linked with handing Burke a chance to show what he can do at Championship level.

Burke graduated through the West Ham youth academy and has gone on to make 10 senior appearances for the London club after making his debut at 17 against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.

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The youngster who also won West Ham’s Young Player of the Year award during the 2014-15 season has been capped three times by England at Under-20 level.

He made three appearances for the Hammers in the Europa League before joining Bradford on loan last season where he made 34 league appearances in the Yorkshire club’s successful campaign, helping the club secure a play-off place and contributing to Bradford’s impressive defensive record of conceding just 40 goals.

The centre-back impressed in Yorkshire and won seven accolades at the League One side’s player awards, including the Player of the Year award.

In other West Ham transfer news, Argentine striker Jonathan Calleri has agreed a move to the Hammers.