West Ham United striker Jordan Hugill said his goodbyes to QPR this week but David Moyes should send him straight back next week.
Hugill was signed by David Moyes for nearly £10million from Preston back in January 2018.
But he has barely kicked a ball for West Ham since.
Hammers flop Hugill bids farewell to QPR
Hugill was loaned out, first to Middlesbrough and then this season across London to QPR.
He scored 15 goals for QPR this season and he bid an emotional farewell to the west Londoners on Twitter this week.
“So my loan officially comes to an end, just wanted to say a massive thank you to everybody associated with QPR,” Hugill said on Twitter.
“The staff, the players and the fans have been top class with me all year! I’ve enjoyed every minute of this loan and I hope I showed that on the pitch! Thank you.”
So my loan officially comes to an end, just wanted to say a massive thank you to everybody associated with @QPR The staff, the players and the fans have been top class with me all year! I’ve enjoyed every minute of this loan and I hope I showed that on the pitch! Thank you 🙌🏼⚽️ pic.twitter.com/cWA0GhMRtR
— Jordan Hugill (@JordanHugill) July 23, 2020
Moyes should send him straight back as part of Eze move
But if Moyes has any sense he will be sending Hugill straight back to Loftus Road when the transfer window opens next week.
It is the perfect opportunity to use the forward as a makeweight in a move for West Ham’s prime target – QPR playmaker Eberechi Eze.
The Evening Standard reports Eze is at the top of Moyes’s wish list this summer.
The report states QPR wanted £20million but are willing to accept less given the financial implications of the global health crisis affecting football clubs.
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West Ham will reportedly have to raise funds for transfers through sales (Claret & Hugh).
So Moyes must get creative with his dealings. And using Hugill as a £4-5million makeweight would ease the burden in terms of transfer fee the Hammers would have to pay for the brilliant 22-year-old Eze.
Moyes is targeting the playmaker after running out of patience with the likes of Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson, Andriy Yarmolenko and Jack Wilshere – all of whom are for sale.