By Wayne Veysey

25th Sep, 2021 | 9:00am

Sources: Man City set sights on signing West Ham wonderkid Mubama as talks underway

West Ham wonderkid Divin Mubama is on the radar of Premier League rivals including Man City, Football Insider understands.

The striker, 16, is regarded highly at the London club, where he is seen as a potential first-team star of the future.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that City are keeping tabs on Mubama after being impressed by the promise he has showed for club and country.

It comes as West Ham look to secure the England Under-17 forward to a professional contract when he turns 17 next month.

Mubama is currently on a scholarship deal but talks have been held on tying him down to pro terms at the first opportunity.

City are believed to be one of a number of top-flight teams who are monitoring the forward’s situation.

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Mubama is among a crop of exciting young talents at West Ham who club coaches believe are capable of establishing themselves in the Premier League in the future.

The Irons also have big plans for England Under-18 duo Jacob Knightbridge and Sonny Perkins, as well as Regan Clayton and Freddie Potts.

They intend to promote them into the Under-23s and provide a pathway into the first them.

Mubama has been sidelined by injury this season but has an outstanding record in youth-team football.

In 22 appearances in the Under-18 Premier League, the forward has scored 10 goals including a hat-trick against Reading in April.

In other news, pundit claims West Ham player is ‘one of top two’ players in Premier League after ‘brilliant’ stats revealed.