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Hammers look for realistic striker bids

Jordan Hugill will be the first player out of the London Stadium this summer so long as the Irons can find a buyer at a realistic price.

David Moyes brought the striker in from Preston North End at a price of £10 million but the Irons realise they are now  likely to take a hit on the 25 year old who has seen next to no action.

He has found first team opportunities hard to come by and is yet to start in the Premier League with his only appearances coming a few minutes at a time against Brighton, Watford and Southampton.

The 25 year old arrived at the club after scoring eight goals in 29 appearances for Preston and now looks set for a return to the Championship although there have been no inquiries for him at this point.

His arrival is a very hard one to fathom and it is bizarre that he should clearly be on his way after just a few months and so little action.

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9 comments on “Hammers look for realistic striker bids

  1. Would West Ham buy a player from David Moyes old club in some part of a clandestine deal we have yet to know/hear about….?
    Who’s his agent?

  2. I feel sorry for the lad, but someone needs to answer questions on why this money was wasted? I doubt that we’ll get the same as we paid for him, if he really was a 10m striker he would be playing more regularly.

  3. This is still a very strange deal. Those of us who questioned it at the time got an earful & were told to give the poor lad a chance & not be so negative. As it turns out Moyes himself wasn’t prepared to give him a chance so we can hardly be slated for it! Based on his stats the fee always looked way over the top & now apparently we will take a hit. Oh well, not the lad’s fault & I do feel sorry for him. Looking forward it surely nails down the case for a big overhaul of recruitment, although we have been promised that anyway haven’t we?

    • I agree 64 what was the point they didn’t even give the lad a chance I feel sorry for him as well ..he might well have done a job.. Absolutely ridiculous that we will take a hit on the money when he didn’t even get a game ..and if they don’t spend big this window then there will be a lot of upset fans and that means marches,, pitch invasion,, and general unrest so I hope they have learned their lesson..

  4. I actually think he has a future at the club. Lets wait but I have a feeling he might become a reliable goal scorer for us next season.

  5. A real head scratcher. Surely he must get a start before anything else! Sums up the season really.

  6. I suspect he was bought in case we went down. A case of either £10M now or being held to ransom later as we would have been desperate for a competitive Championship standard striker after the inevitable post relegation firesale.

  7. Moyes clearly stated that the squad was imbalanced and we don’t need forward players. I really cannot workout the procedure in how we decided we don’t have the money to sign a cdm which we desperately needed yet had the money to sign a 4th choice striker not good enough for our bench.
    Can someone tell me the dildo specialists credentials for player recruitment please?

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