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Leicester next? George Hirst shocks English football with OH-Leuven move

Former Sheffield Wednesday striker George Hirst has resisted interest from England's biggest clubs to sign for OH-Leuven.

Hirst was wanted by the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham and Everton, but has signed a five-year deal with OHL.

While it's a long-term contract, it's expected Hirst will eventually end up at OHL's sister club, Leicester City.

OHL coach Nigel Pearson said: "George is a great reinforcement for a team that already had qualities. I am very happy that the club has been able to sign him."

Hirst also remarked: "I am very happy with my arrival at OHL. I cannot wait to train and play under Nigel Pearson, a coach that I have always admired.

"My new club exudes ambition and you immediately notice that everyone here is determined to succeed."

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