According to a report from Football Insider, West Ham want £5 million for Jordan Hugill this summer. And that would represent a £5 million loss for the Hammers.
The 28-year-old moved to the London Stadium from Preston North End in January 2018 for around £10 million, according to Football.London. He was brought to West Ham by current 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 28-year-old did enjoy a decent loan spell with Queens Park Rangers last season, however. He scored 13 goals in 39 Championship appearances for the west London outfit (Transfermarkt).
And it seems as though he has no future at West Ham.
Football Insider claims that Norwich City have submitted a £2 million bid for Hugill, but the Hammers want £5 million for the former Preston hitman.
And that would represent a 50% loss for the Hammers on the £10m they paid for his services just over two-and-a-half years ago.
Whilst selling Hugill seems like a no-brainer, we should surely be looking to include him in a deal to sign QPR’s Eberechi Eze.
David Moyes’ priority must be to sign two or three defenders this summer. But when a special player like Eze becomes available, you just have to try and sign them.
If Moyes manages to sell Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini, that should bring in around £40 million.
So perhaps if we spent £30 million on defenders, we would still have £10 million left to offer QPR as well as Hugill for Eze.
It really is that simple.
Selling the 28-year-old to Norwich would bring in instant funds, but it would then hinder our chances of signing the 22-year-old future star.
We must ensure that we don’t panic and sell our players on the cheap. Hugill is a proven Championship striker and is surely worth more than £5 million.
If he does leave this summer, let’s just hope that it’s to west London and not East Anglia.