West Ham now face competition from Leeds for Burnley midfielder josh Brownhill according to a report from TEAMtalk.
Hammers boss David Moyes is keen to bring the 25-year-old Clarets ace to the London Stadium this summer (Eurosport). In fact it was suggested that the East London outfit are ‘very likely’ to swoop in for the former Bristol City star.
At the time, West Ham were thought to have a clear run at Brownhill. It seems as though we could now face a battle with Leeds, however.
And that could be a real problem for the Hammers.
West Ham have work cut-out with Leeds in for Brownhill
The Whites seem to be a club on the rise. Marcelo Bielsa is overseeing an incredibly exciting project at Elland Road.
Meanwhile, West Ham seem to be standing still. After a fantastic campaign last season, we have failed to kick on this summer.
David Moyes seems to be working with one hand tied behind his back.
GSB are clearly not interested in spending any kind of meaningful money this summer.
The Leeds owners, meanwhile, are ambitious in the extreme. And it may well be that kind of ownership that plays a factor in Brownhill’s decision.
West Ham have European football to play this season of course. It must be off-putting for potential incomings to see the way we conduct ourselves in the transfer market, however.
Brownhill would be a very useful addition to Moyes’s squad. He is a very combative central midfielder and is a tenacious tackler with an uncanny knack for intercepting the ball and interrupting the opposition’s play.
The former Bristol City ace had 69 interceptions in 33 Premier League games for Burnley last season.
He was second on the list behind Southampton’s centre-back Jan Bednarek.
In other news…Report: Moyes thinks he has ace in the hole as West Ham try to get £20m deal over the line
Unfortunately for the Hammers, however, Leeds could very well scupper Moyes’s alleged plan to sign the £15 million ace this summer.