West Ham are finalising the signing of striker Mipo Odubeko and a deal is now all but done, Football Insider can reveal.

The Hammers are confident they have wrapped up the capture of the 16-year-old after he told them club he wanted to sign for them ahead of multiple elite European clubs.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that it is now only a matter of time before Odubeko is confirmed as a new signing .

This comes after Football Insider revealed last week that the Londoners have offered a “lucrative” contract to the teenage as well as a pathway into their first team.

Odubeko quit Manchester United’s academy over the summer and has rejected multiple offers from the Premier League giants to re-sign, including in recent weeks.

The single-minded youngster wants to join a club that is best for his career development.

There have been proposals for the Republic of Ireland Under-17 international from Atletico Madrid as well as Juventus.

But West Ham are now set to beat multiple heavyweights to the signing of a young striker with all the raw ability to make it at first-team level.

His scoring record in youth-team football is outstanding, with his tally for United’s various youth sides last season amounting to a remarkable 35 goals.

 

West Ham would need to pay a compensation fee for Odubeke to Man United even though he is out of contract.

FA rules stipulate United are owed a significant sum for developing the rising star at their academy.

In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that the Hammers are ready to sell international in January with multiple clubs keen on signing him.