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Hugill still hanging in at Hammers

Jordan Hugill is turning out to be pretty ‘picky’ in deciding where he intends to spend the next phase of his footballing life.

The £10 million Hammers flop – brought in as David Moyes’ one and only signing – has turned down a move to Wigan because he wants a £2 million pay off from the Hammers given the wage cut he would have to take.

Now, reportedly, he is interesting both West Brom and Leeds Unted but remains hesitant of moving on from the London Stadium.

We understand that although the Hammers have agreed a fee with a second club – which they are not naming at this stage – Hugill doesn’t fancy it and remains very much a Hammer.

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This, however, looks like one of those deals which will be done closer to deadline day as the striker waits to see his  full range of options.

However, one of those will not be a pay-off given he has made just three brief appearances for us in 2017/18 and managed just seven goals from 41 appearances at Middlesbrough on loan last season.

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8 comments on “Hugill still hanging in at Hammers

  1. If he’s got any sense he’ll sit here and collect the money then, if there’s no pay off and other clubs won’t match his wages.

    Not his fault he was offered what he was and took the opportunity – he’ll probably never get that level of earning again, so why should he leave for less money?

    None of us would drop to half wages to go and work elsewhere unless the money was an irrelevance (and it won’t be for him, as his career is short and opportunities after football will likely be few and far between given his lack of profile).

    • the problem is he didn’t take the opportunity ..west ham took him from his £8,000 a week at preston and give him a chance but he blew it ..and west ham stand to loose 6 mill plus …and he wants paying for not taking his chance..if it wasn’t for west ham he would still be on a low pay at preston……footballers should want to play football at the highest level possible and whu u23 is not a high level..

      • Your arguments don’t make any sense in the real world. You position it like clubs paying players (due to them) failing to be in the starting 11. I’m absolutely sure Hughill is on a comp basis tied to performance. You are blaming a person for taking a “promotion.” According to your logic, no one should have to honor a contract thus all players should be able to leave on a free whenever they want & clubs are allowed to drop players anytime without compensation – it’s lunacy… He should have never been brought to the club in my opinion, but it’s not his fault for accepting a new and better contract?

        Imagine yourself in a similar situation: You currently receive X in yearly salary. My company is offering you to double that salary for doing your job. Additionally you get variable compensation (bonus) based on your performance. I believe you are a good fit for my company, thus the offering, but you would of course not accept this,. would you? As far as I know (please correct if wrong), Hughill is absolutely doing his job; he shows up, trains, plays when called for and does not complaint or go on strike. You also make a fairly strange assumption that he, and I quote “should want to play football at the highest level possible” – so you seriously believe he does NOT want to play for the first team?

    • He might just stay and become a West Ham cult hero, his name sung at away matches to frighten teams when he warms up.

  2. The cheeky sod , if he wants to ruin the rest of his career and demand money he can sit in the reserves . Who does he think he is he is a small fish in a big pond . He needs to have a rethink about demanding cash from us he can jog on !

  3. Oh what Manuel Pellegrini and Mario Husillos could have done with that 10m.

  4. What a selfish kn@b! Move along mate before you destroy the little bit of goodwill you have. It’s one thing if he was actually talented but to be a poor footballer AND greedy – can’t see Pelle tolerating for much longer.

  5. Given that all sales are to be given to Pelle’s kitty, I hope that Hugh is right and he moves without a golden goodbye.
    But Stubbo is correct, we sought his services and offered him the contract. He hasn’t asked for a transfer and, by all accounts, is a model pro who continues to go about his business.
    If he sits in the reserves for the rest of his contract Mark he will cost us over £5m!

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