West Ham hope teen sensation Benicio Baker-Boaitey will pen professional contract but face battle to keep starlet with Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Liverpool and Manchester United among competition
- Benicio Baker-Boaitey is viewed as one of West Ham’s best emerging prospects
- But the 16-year-old has attracted interest from a host of Europe’s elite clubs
- Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona and Bayern Munich may swoop for him
- West Ham hope that the starlet will sign a professional contract in January
West Ham are facing a battle to keep teen sensation Benicio Baker-Boaitey amid interest from European football’s elite.
The 16-year-old is viewed as one of the best emerging prospects in the Hammers academy and has already attracted admiring glances from Liverpool and Manchester United.
But Baker-Boaitey, who operates as a winger or a No 10, is emerging as a target for Bayern Munich, who have a close grip on the English academy scene.
West Ham are hopeful starlet Benicio Baker-Boaitey will pen professional terms with the club
Barcelona have already been linked with the youngster.
West Ham will offer the teenager a professional contract, which he is able to sign once he turns 17 in January. However, there is significant doubt over whether Baker-Boaitey will sign the contract as interest from elsewhere grows.
West Ham are keen for Baker-Boaitey to sign pro terms and could fast-track the youngster into the first-team plans over the coming months in an attempt to convince the teenager of his pathway into the first team.
But it remains to be seen if the Hammers can persuade Baker-Boaitey that his future remains at the London Stadium.
The club hope to convince him to remain in London but face competition from Europe’s elite
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