West Ham closing on deal for PSG teenager

West Ham are said to closing in on a deal to bring Paris Saint Germain’s teenager Jean-Kevin Augustin in this month, Talksport are reporting.

Augustin is thought of as one of the brightest striking talents in Ligue One should he fulfil his potential.

However having failed to be giving a real chance in the first team by PSG boss Laurent Blanc the 17-year-old is ready to leave the French champions.

The striker’s contract is up at the end of the season and West Ham are preparing to pay what will be a nominal fee as they look to beat a host of clubs to his signature.

Juventus, Roma, Benfica and Porto have all been linked with a move for the teenager but it is the Hammers who are making their move – even with the player available for nothing in the summer.

Sam Allardyce is said to be determined to bring in some of the best young talent around to West Ham and its famed youth academy that has produced players like Frank Lampard, Michael Carrick and Joe Cole in the past.

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