According to a report from Football.London, Jordan Hugill is a prime candidate to wear the number nine shirt for West Ham next season.
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The 27-year-old joined the Hammers from Preston North End in January 2018 for around £10 million, according to Football.London. He was brought to the London Stadium by current West Ham boss David Moyes, during the Scot’s first reign in charge of the club.
He failed to establish himself at the London Stadium, however. In truth, he wasn’t really given a fair enough chance to prove himself. Hugill played just three games for West Ham, and he failed to score a single goal for the club.
The former Preston hitman joined up with Queens Park Rangers on loan at the start of this season. And he has proven what he is capable of. Albeit in the Championship.
Impressive spell at Loftus Road
The 27-year-old has scored 13 goals in 36 games for the west London outfit (Transfermarkt).
And with West Ham in need of another established striker next season, Hugill has certainly sent a message to David Moyes.
In fact, Football.London claims that the on loan striker is a ‘prime candidate’ to wear the number nine shirt at West Ham next term.
It was vacated by Javier Hernandez when he left the London Stadium to link up with Sevilla last summer.
If given a regular run of games then, who knows? Perhaps Hugill can flourish for the Hammers in the Premier League.
That is a big ask, however. And West Ham fans would surely prefer Moyes to splash out on a younger and more clinical striker this summer.