West Ham United are in talks to sell Jordan Hugill to Norwich City for around £5million.
That’s according to Sky Sports transfer guru Kaveh Solhekol this evening.
Hugill has barely had a kick since being signed by David Moyes during his first spell at West Ham in January 2018.
West Ham set to sell Hugill to Norwich for £5m – Sky Sports transfer guru
Hugill has been loaned to Middlesbrough and Queens Park Rangers, where he netted 15 goals in the Championship last season.
The Hammers paid Preston North End £9m for the striker.
But they are set to take a £4m hit on that according to Solhekol.
“Norwich City in talks to sign Jordan Hugill from West Ham,” Solhekol said on Twitter on Tuesday night.
“Will cost about £5m. Scored 15 times on loan at QPR last season.”
Norwich City in talks to sign Jordan Hugill from West Ham. Will cost about £5m. Scored 15 times on loan at QPR last season.
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) August 18, 2020
Striker was expected to be makeweight in Eze move
The move comes from left field as many West Ham fans expected Hugill to be used as a makeweight in their bid to sign QPR star Eberechi Eze (Evening Standard).
What a move to Norwich would mean for West Ham’s hopes of landing Eze remains to be seen.
But getting another fringe player off the books is good news for Moyes.
He has been told he must sell to buy this summer (Claret & Hugh).
If deal goes through that’s £10m raised by Moyes and counting
Should the reported Hugill sale go through, Moyes will have raised £10m so far after selling Albian Ajeti to Celtic for the same fee.
Half of that money is expected to be used to pay the missing £5.4m Sebastien Haller installment to Eintracht Frankfurt which was due in May and resulted in West Ham being reported to FIFA (Sky Sports).
Hugill is a proven Championship striker and will be hoping to lead the Canaries back to the Premier League at the first attempt following their relegation.
The departure would free up around £35,000 per week on the West Ham wage bill (Wtfoot).