Fulham and West Ham joined by Swansea City in pursuit of Scottish starlet

Fulham and West Ham joined by Swansea City in pursuit of Scottish starlet.

<p>Fulham boss Marco Silva. Picture: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images</p>

Fulham boss Marco Silva. Picture: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Fulham and West Ham have reportedly been joined by Swansea City in pursuit of Partick Thistle winger Aidan McGinlay. The London pair have competition from Wales in the chase for the youngster.

According to the Daily Record, the Swans are keeping ‘close tabs’ on the Scotland youth international. He is being tipped for a bright future in the game and his current club will face a battle to keep hold of him in the future.

Fulham and West Ham could see him as a decent long-term option as they both keep one eye on the January transfer window. The Cottagers were promoted from the Championship last season under Marco Silva and have since adapted well to life back in the top flight, sitting in 9th place right now.

As for the Hammers, they finished 7th last term and are having to balance European football with league action once again which is proving tricky for David Moyes’ men.

McGinlay is a player who Partick Thistle won’t want to lose but the prospect of joining a team down the border to boost his development is something that could potentially turn his head. Swansea are the latest club to be mentioned and they are currently 8th in the Championship table.

Russell Martin is their manager these days and he has caught the eye with his attractive possession-based style of play. The Welsh outfit are only outside the play-offs on goal difference at the moment.