Rotherham United sign Premier League striker George Hirst

Rotherham United sign Premier League striker George Hirst

By Paul Davis | 16/09/2020

Rotherham United sign Premier League striker George Hirst
George Hirst joins the Millers. Picture by Jim Brailsford

ROTHERHAM United today captured their number-one target of the summer transfer window by bringing in young Premier League striker George Hirst.

The 21-year-old striker, who made his top-flight debut last season, arrives from Leicester City on a season-long loan.

He is training with his new teammates and should be in the squad for Saturday's home Championship match against Millwall.

Hirst started his career with Sheffield Wednesday before joining the Foxes in 2019 and is an England youth international.

Paul Warne has been looking to bring in another frontman ever since his side won promotion from League One in June and Hirst has always been at the top of the list.

"He's developed really well physically," the manager said. "He's good in the air, he's happy to run in behind, he's happy to help the team out. From our point of view, he's a perfect fit for us."

Hirst, the son of Wednesday legend David, has been a prolific scorer at under-21 level for the Owls and Leicester but has little senior experience.

The Millers are renowned for their development of players and the Foxes see AESSEAL New York Stadium as the perfect place for the youngster to continue his progress.

He becomes Rotherham's seventh summer signing and the club hope the eighth will be last season's loan star, Dan Barlaser, who is back with parent club Newcastle United.

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