West Ham United are keeping tabs on Alex Mowatt, who is a midfielder at Leeds United. He is having an excellent season for the Championship club and is highly regarded amongst the management team and their fans.

At 20-years-old he has an excellent future ahead of him, and Sam Allardyce has sent scouts to watch his progression. He has played 28 league games this season and is a regular in Neil Redfearn's team. He has been a key player in their recent good form and has been attracting interest from a lot of Championship teams and some other Premier League outfits.

Mowatt plays as a central midfielder and notched his 8th goal of the season, as he bagged the winning goal in a 1-0 victory at Wigan Athletic this weekend. This followed his stunning free kick which helped them to see off Ipswich Town in the match before, and his impressive form is seeing him get the praise he deserves.

He picked up the Football League Player of the Month in November 2014 for his outstanding performances at Elland Road so West Ham's interest comes as no surprise. The player was voted Leeds United's Young Player of the Year last season and this year he has stepped up another gear and become of their star players.

Redfearn has a number of youngsters attracting interest from a host of clubs with Sam Byram, and Charlie Taylor in particular, who are hot property in English football.

Mowatt is the club's joint top goal scorer this season with Mirco Antenucci on eight goals.

Although he has been capped at under-19 level for England, he can also represent Scotland at senior level due to his father's background. The national side's assistant manager, Mark McGhee, was seen to be viewing him at the 2-0 loss to Brighton back in February as they have also spotted his potential.

West Ham are the front runners for his signature but Leeds will certainly be hoping to keep hold of him. The Hammers already have a strong midfield but with Alex Song's loan seal set to end in the summer, he could be the ideal replacement in the heart of the team alongside captain, Mark Noble.