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Everton eye Championship striker

Everton are reportedly interested in Sheffield Wednesday youngster George Hirst

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Everton are eyeing a January move for Sheffield Wednesday youngster George Hirst, reports the Liverpool Echo.

It is gearing up to be a busy month for the Blues as Ronald Koeman looks to add options to his squad.

While a number of big-name first team signings are expected, the club are also continuing their development of the youth squads.

Ademola Lookman has already been secured in a £11 million deal from Charlton Athletic and it seems he is not the only young forward that Director of Football Steve Walsh has got his eye on.

He is also considering a move for Sheffield Wednesday youngster George Hirst. The paper reports that Everton U23 boss David Unsworth has identified the striker as one who could develop into a first team star.

Hirst, the son of former Wednesday striker David Hirst, is highly rated by the Owls and as of last month had 22 goals in 30 games for their youth side.

The England Under-18 international signed his first professional deal with the club last year and is tied to them until 2018.