Leeds and Southampton interested in signing Birmingham youngster George Hall, 17, this summer after the versatile teenager impressed as a holding midfielder for England U18s back in November
- Birmingham starlet George Hall is wanted Leeds and Southampton this summer
- The 17-year-old made his senior debut for Birmingham against QPR in January
- He impressed coaches and scouts at an England U18 tournament in November
- Bundesliga clubs are also understood to be keeping close tabs on Hall
Birmingham City prospect George Hall is attracting interest from Leeds United and Southampton ahead of a potential summer transfer.
The highly-rated 17-year-old was given his first team debut against QPR back in January when manager Lee Bowyer utilised him as a number ten playing off striker Troy Deeney but is capable of playing in numerous positions.
Coaches and scouts saw him play as a holding midfielder for England during a tournament in Spain in November and that versatility plus game intelligence is continuing to attract suitors.
Birmingham prospect George Hall is attracting interest from Leeds United and Southampton
Despite the England U18 international only signing his first professional contract in November, a two and a half year deal, that has failed to deter interested parties keen to snap up a youngster who has plenty of potential.
Leeds and Southampton have a track record of recruiting young players and providing a first team pathway while Bundesliga clubs are also keeping a note of his progress as he continues to develop.
Hall has been with Birmingham since the age of eight, first joining the club’s academy in 2012 and signing a two-year scholarship eight years later.
Hall, 17, has been with Birmingham since the age of eight and can play in multiple positions
The midfielder spent the 2020/21 campaign with their U18 side before making the step up to U23 level the following season, where he caught the eye of Bowyer.
He has failed to make it back into Bowyer’s squad since that debut against QPR, nevertheless, instead plying his trade with the U23 and U18 teams in recent months.
Birmingham currently sit 19th in the Championship, yet they are not at serious risk of relegation with 22nd-place Barnsley 16 points behind.
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