In Focus: Everton and West Ham target Eppiah a good signing for the future

According to reports on ESPN FC, West Ham United and Everton are among a host of Premier League clubs tracking Leicester City forward Josh Eppiah.

What’s the word, then?

Well, ESPN FC says that the attacker is impressing with the Foxes and is considered to be one of the best young prospects to come through at the club for a number of years.

ESPN FC says the Belgium U19 starlet’s performances and progress haven’t gone unnoticed, and Everton are tracking Eppiah with assistant manager Craig Shakespeare being a big admirer from his time in charge at the King Power Stadium earlier this year.

However, the report adds that West Ham are also keeping tabs on the 19-year-old with a view to making a move in the future.

How has Eppiah done this season?

While he is yet to make an appearance for the Leicester first team, the Belgian has been impressing for the U23s and he has provided two assists in 12 appearances in Premier League 2 and the Checkatrade Trophy this term, and he played 20 minutes as a substitute against Scunthorpe United in the latter last week.

Will Leicester sell him?

ESPN FC says that while the 19-year-old is yet to make his senior debut, the east Midlands outfit have high hopes for him and won’t want to lose him, but they are aware of the growing interest in the teenager, who has played on both wings and as a centre-forward this term.

Would he be a good signing for Everton or West Ham?

As a player with potential he certainly would be, but given he hasn’t made a first-team appearance for Leicester he certainly doesn’t look to be an addition for the present.

The priority for both of these clubs now will be strengthening their teams with players that can make a difference now in January, and it would be an added bonus to bring in someone like Eppiah for their respective development squads.

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