Bournemouth set to seal £1.6m James Hill transfer with 19-year-old England wonderkid impressing at Fleetwood01/05/2022
BOURNEMOUTH are set to sign England youth star James Hill from Fleetwood.
The defender, 19, is understood to be having his medical with the high-flying Cherries today.
His switch to the South Coast would see the Cod Army rake in a record fee of £1.6million plus add-ons, breaking the famous £1m Leicester spent on Jamie Vardy in 2012.
Hill has more than 50 first-team appearances – a rarity for a centre-back so young.
It led to a first England Under-21 call-up in November.
As a result, he joined a select few including Harry Maguire and Ezri Konsa to be selected for the Young Lions while playing permanently in League One.
Hill, who has three Under-20 caps, did not make his Under-21s debut due to injury.
But he remains highly rated within the England system.
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Hill was born in Bristol and is the son of former Bristol City defender Matt Hill.
The youngster was rejected by Blackpool aged 12 and released by Bolton at 14.
A year later he had offers from Everton and Fleetwood but picked the latter as he felt they offered a better pathway.
Liverpool, Rangers, Southampton and Burnley have all been linked with Hill in recent months.
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