Hugill Wigan departure breaks down on wages

Jordan Hugill’s proposed transfer to Wigan broke down when the player decided he was unready to accept around half the wage he is getting at West Ham.

The club was hopeful of doing a deal with the Championship and had agreed to accept an offer in the region of around £4 million but the striker was allegedly unhappy with the personal terms of £18k a week.

The deal would have cost the Irons around £2.5 million in a pay off to the 27 year old who spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough and who has a contract with the Hammers until 2022.

He is currently on around £35k a week at the London Stadium and as a result his future looks likely to involve loan spells with wage sharing deals involved for the player – who was also rumoured to interest his former club Preston North End.

Hugill has little future at the Irons and has yet to make a Premier League start having joined under David Moyes for a fee reported to be between £7m – £10m.


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4 comments on “Hugill Wigan departure breaks down on wages

  1. Bloke is average. How can he demand high wages. £18k a week is still a massive wage!! Almost £1 million a year. Come on son, stop being greedy and move on with your career

  2. Sorry it was a ridiculous buy in the first place. .don’t know what his £’s were at Preston but 35k a week but you can’t blame him for rejecting 18k IMO..

  3. Agreed mate, ridiculous transfer that made no sense then or now. Unless Moysey got a little slice of the fee as a thank you from his old friends at PNE… Either way, Hugill is massively overpaid for a bang average player and needs a reality check on his earnings expectations.

  4. well lets face it all the West ham players are amazing… remember when they went to Wigan and got smashed in the FA Cup… oh dear…

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