Reported Derby County target Shae Hutchinson has told The Pinkun that he is looking for a new kidney donor to cure a genetic Alport syndrome condition.
The Norwich City youngster had a kidney transplant in 2018 and returned to playing football.
According to The Mirror, Derby are considering a move for the 19-year-old forward. His contract at Carrow Road expires this coming summer.
But Hutchinson explains he now needs another kidney transplant.
When your kidney is working at 15 percent that’s when you really need a transplant and my kidney right now, my new one, is at 17, so it still doesn’t really work. It’s basically as bad as it was before my transplant so I’m going to have to get another one as soon as possible.
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The Mirror claim Derby aren’t the only club looking at Hutchinson.
He has impressed for Norwich City’s U23 side. He has scored three goals in seven Premier League 2 games, while notching in the EFL Trophy against Oxford United.
Hutchinson’s form for the Canaries youth side saw him nominated for the Premier League 2 player of the month award for January.
Derby are looking to bolster their academy sides who have enjoyed plenty of success.
Jahmal Hector-Ingram arrived from West Ham United last summer and stars for the U23s. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy, meanwhile, joined Derby in January from Aston Villa.
The Rams have proven to be a good place to develop youngsters and manager Phillip Cocu isn’t shy in giving these players a shot at first-team football.