ExWHUemployee provided some more insight into West Ham’s interest in signing Queens Park Rangers ace Eberechi Eze, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday August 19th).
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Hammers boss David Moyes has been after the £20 million-rated 22-year-old since January (The Sun).
Eze was in quite simply superb form for QPR last season. He racked up 14 goals and eight assists in 46 Championship games for a team that finished 13th in the league.
The 22-year-old was a standout performer in the Championship last season. And it’s clear to see that he really is a very special player.
In spite of that, West Ham should be prioritising the additions of some new defenders.
If Moyes manages to sell the likes of Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini, however, there is no reason why we shouldn’t be able to bring Eze to the London Stadium this summer.
Exiting potential signing
And ExWHUemployee offered an insight into how our pursuit of the QPR starlet could play out, when speaking on the West Ham Way podcast last night (Wednesday August 19th):
“So what we’re hoping to do is use Hugill as a makeshift for Eze. What we may have to do is offer him as a reduction on the fee that we would have to pay for Eze but also we’re probably going to have to cover some of his wages and use that as an incentive. Hugill is on around £35,000 per week. So if we say to QPR ‘look you pay him £10,000 or 15,000 a week, we’ll pay him £20,000 a week for the rest of his contract but we want Eze for say £5 million’. They have to sell Eze soon because they are in financial trouble. He’s only got a year left on his contract. We do really want Eze and I think he will want to come to us.”
That outcome would surely be a win win for all parties involved. QPR risk losing Eze for nothing next summer if they don’t sell him soon.
£5 million seems to be slightly on the low side, however. So perhaps West Ham could tempt QPR into selling the 22-year-old by offering them £10 million plus Hugill, whilst subsiding some of the striker’s wages.
As we all know, however, Moyes needs to sell first before any of the above is possible.