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West Ham United: ExWHUemployee claims club are scouting Kilmarnock talent Charlie McArthur

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Insider ExWHUemployee has revealed that West Ham United are scouting Kilmarnock teenager Charlie McArthur.

As the summer transfer market begins to loom on the horizon, West Ham will no doubt be making plenty of plans for their business in the upcoming window.

While a few irons already look to be in the fire regarding some potential first team deals, it seems as though the club are getting to work on some possible younger transfers too.

Indeed, Ex has claimed the club have a potential interest in signing the highly rated 16-year-old who plays in the middle of defence over in Scotland.

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Talking on The West Ham Way podcast, he said (51:56): “We scouted a guy called Charlie McArthur, who plays for Kilmarnock, in the week, last week.

“He’s 16. He a centre back, well into six foot – six foot three, six foot four. He’s 16. He’s been highly rated.

“You know, apparently he’s played really well for Kilmarnock, even though he’s 16. You wouldn’t notice, you’d think he’s been an experienced centre back.

“So much that Brighton and Wolves and other clubs have scouted him. And apparently we’re really interested in, we think he could be a really good purchase for future years.”

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Despite being so young, McArthur has already played four times in the senior team for Kilmarnock, racking up a total of 269 minutes for the Scottish Championship outfit (via Transfermarkt). 

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With that in mind, it’s easy to see why West Ham are keeping tabs on his development, and sending scouts his way, with a mind to potential make a move in the future.

However, with Brighton and Wolves also named as potential suitors, the Hammers may face some stiff competition if they want to get this deal over the line. 

With time on his side, it will certainly be interesting to see what direction McArthur’s career takes over the next few seasons and indeed this summer.

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