By Pranav Shahaney

13th Sep, 2021 | 7:10pm

West Ham still keen on signing Kerr Smith

After failing to get Kerr Smith’s signing over the line on deadline day, West Ham still remain keen on his services, per ExWHUemployee.

The Hammers wanted to sign a first-team defender in the summer and did so in the form of Kurt Zouma.

However, they also had their eyes set on a 16-year-old for the junior teams in the form of the Dundee United defender.

In Ex’s recent Patreon update, he’s said that the Hammers are still keeping tabs on the Scottish centre-back.

He said: “A guy called Kerr Smith who we were close to signing on deadline day, he is one as well who we are keeping an eye on.”

Good move?

It’s important that the Hammers look to build a team for the future and given what we’ve been hearing of Smith, he seems to be a talented prospect.

While he still plays for Dundee United’s reserves, despite making seven senior appearances, there is some intrigue about him and those who’ve worked with him can’t stop waxing lyrical about him.

Mark Connolly, who is a senior player for United, said of the youngster in April after a game, as quoted by The Courier, “There was our 16-year-old centre-half (Smith) who was fantastic.”

If at 16, he’s already close to knocking on the first-team door, one must wonder how good he will be in the coming years.

The Hammers have made some good moves in the transfer market in the last year or so and signing Smith would be viewed as phenomenal business.

It remains to be seen if West Ham actually go on to make a move for the 16-year-old.

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