West Ham United youngster Benicio Baker-Boaitey ‘causes sensation’ in England and it has resulted in him ending up on the radar of top European clubs.
According to Sport1, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are looking at the 16-year-old.
The left-winger has made three appearances for the Hammers’ U18 side, with two of them coming in this calendar year.
He is already ‘associated’ with big clubs, including the champions of Germany and Spain and the teenager’s playing style is compared to that of Juventus’ Douglas Costa.
It’s claimed Barcelona academy director Patrick Kluivert is a ‘big fan’ of the England U16 international and the former Newcastle United man is probably working on bringing Baker-Boaitey to the club.
The report adds the youngster would cost (training allowance) around €250,000.
Meanwhile, the Bavarian club’s academy manager Jochen Sauer recently admitted his side will only bring in youngsters whose quality is ‘significantly higher’ than the ones already in their youth system. Baker-Boaitey would fit the bill.
There’s a possibility the English club’s ‘jewel’ would be more in the spotlight once competitive fixtures at the academy level resume following the Covid-19 crisis.
West Ham want to offer him a contract once he turns 17 next January, but Baker-Boaitey has informed the Premier League side about his decision to change clubs. This could come as an advantage for Bayern ad Barca.