View: West Ham must rival PL trio for 18-year-old, as reported £3m-rated ace set to leave
COMMENT By Will Butcher
West Ham must do all they can to convince Bolton goalkeeper Jake Turner that his future belongs at the London Stadium this summer.
The Sun claims Tottenham, Manchester United and Everton are all interested in the 18-year-old goalkeeper, who failed to make the substitutes’ bench as Leeds won 3-2 at the Macron Stadium.
Turner is yet to make a single appearance for Bolton’s senior side but has shown enough to see him earn two England Under-18 caps with his debut coming in November 2016.
It is said that Spurs have sent scouts to watch Turner in his last two outings for Bolton’s last two reserve games.
However, West Ham should look to steal in and lure Turner to east London with current number one Joe Hart likely to be his perfect tutor.
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Hart signed on in Stratford as part of a season-long loan and Bolton stopper Turner may feel that Hart’s experience as England number one and a Premier League champion can help him maximise his potential.
The Hammers also need to find back-up to Hart, after allowing Darren Randolph to join Championship giants Middlesbrough while Adrian could also leave.
The Daily Mail claimed towards the end of last month that London rivals Crystal Palace are eyeing a £3million move for the 30-year-old, which could leave Hart without a replacement.
With Turner still learning the ropes and happy to act as second choice, a move for the Bolton youngster seems perfect for the Hammers.
In other West Ham transfer news, this Everton ace would be another proven Premier League talent to sign for the east London club this summer.