Date: 26th March 2021 at 5:00pm
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West Ham face a standoff with City over the transfer of talented youngster Rico Browne, according to Birmingham Live

The 17-year-old had spent time training with the Hammers with a permanent transfer believed to be in the offing.

However, negotiations are believed to have come to a halt as the Championship club revise their demands having allowed Liverpool to sign another of their talented youngsters Calum Scanlon recently.

The two clubs have been unable to reach an agreement over the central defender, with Birmingham reportedly looking for a ‘seven-figure fee’ for the teenager.

Browne has appeared three times this season for the Blues’ Under 18s side in Youth Cup and is highly regarded in the academy setup.

OPINION

West Ham have certainly targetted signing some of the best youngsters in recent times and the move for Browne was another nod towards the mantra.

Whilst the figures discussed are relative small-fry in the grand scheme of Premier League transfer fees, the Irons shouldn’t be made to pay more money than they believe a player to be worth at the present moment.

Especially as it seems the demands are on the back of allowing another prodigy to leave on the cheap.