West Ham are reportedly one of a number of Premier League clubs interested in signing Juventus youngster Samuel Iling-Junior this summer.

The 20-year-old old has emerged as an exciting talent at the Serie A giants, still learning his trade as a footballer but holding his own at one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

This season, Iling-Junior has made 17 appearances in the league, only twich of which have been starts, and he has chipped in with one goal and two assists in the competition.

Primarily used as a midfielder or a winger by Juve, the Englishman moved to his current club from Chelsea back in 2020, but it looks as though a return to England could be on the cards.

According to Football Insider, West Ham are in the race to sign Iling-Junior in the summer transfer window, with Juve potentially looking to receive money for him before his contract runs out in 2025:

“Tottenham, West Ham, Brighton and Everton are plotting moves for Juventus star Samuel Iling-Junior, sources have told Football Insider. Iling-Junior, 20, is out of contract in the summer of 2025 at the Serie A giants, who have reluctantly accepted that they may have to cash in on the versatile attacker to avoid losing him for free.

“Now, well-placed sources have told Football Insider that the Premier League quartet will look to capitalise on Juventus’ need to sell and try to snap up the England under-21 star this summer. Spurs and Everton have been long-term admirers of the former Chelsea youngster and considered signing him in the January transfer window.”

It won’t be easy for West Ham to acquire the signature of Iling-Junior this summer, given the level of interest in him from some of their rivals, but he could be such an eye-catching long-term addition if they do strike a deal for him.

As mentioned, he isn’t yet the finished article, which is only natural given his age, but he has shown across 37 appearances for Juve that he can hold his own at a high level, as well as scoring seven times for England at various youth team age groups, including for the Under-21s and Under-20s.