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More interest in Hugill from Championship clubs

Bristol City and QPR are claimed to among clubs offering Jordan Hugill a return to the Championship according to Lancaster Live but they say Preston North End have refuted a move for their former striker.

West Ham will let their striker who cost them £9.1m in January 2018 go for as cheap as £3m so they look to offload his £35,000 per week off their wage bill. The challenge is that Championship clubs don’t pay the same wages and Hugill is looking for the Hammers to fund the difference over the next three years,

This issue caused a deal with Wigan for £4m to collapse last week when he reportedly asked for a £2,5m bonus to fund the difference of the £18,000 per week he was offered by the Latics.

Questions are still being asked why former manager David Moyes signed Hugill from his former club for over £9m on such high wages.

West Ham still hopes to find a compromise with both the player and a championship club to allow the striker to carry on his career else where.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter
 

8 comments on “More interest in Hugill from Championship clubs

  1. You’ve got to sympathise with the guy. It’s not his fault we paid big money for him and why would any of us accept a massive pay cut from our work. He hasn’t really had any chance on the pitch where it counts.
    He may not be PL quality, but we don’t really know. In the past we have given quite a few duffers considerable game time but this guy has had 30 odd minutes !
    Pay him the balance he’s entitled to and let him go somewhere he will get a game

  2. He was a panic buy by the Daves/Moyes in case we got relegated but at 35k OMG. .take what ever sensible deal we can get and wish him well….

  3. He needs to accept he is not a premier league player and move on and take a pay cut in my opinion, does he really want to spend his career getting limited game time? I do sympathise with him though.

  4. He scored plenty of goals while He was on loan.Still don’t understand why He never got any game time.He got a raw deal.Hope He signs for a good team in the Championship and bangs in loads of goals

  5. Like everyone else, I feel for the guy. He’s moved to WHU and, as we all would, has become used to life earning £35k per week. Whilst we can only dream of the kind of life that would buy you, it’s all relative, and I don’t blame him for not wanting to take less. He might have made big decisions based on that money and length of contract.

    Personally, I cannot see why he’s not retained as our fourth striker. He cannot be any worse than Carroll or Perez were, and doesn’t appear to have a bad injury record…

  6. Totally agree with Hugill on this and in his position we’d all do the same.

    Sullivan got suckered by Moyes and gave this semi-talented grafter financial security for life, no doubt kicking back to Moyes via his brother in the process.

    Why should he give any of that up to do us a favour. Wish him no ill at all and hope he goes on to be very happy when he does eventually move clubs. In the meantime he never complains, turns up and takes part in training like a good pro and seemingly always with a smile on his face…and I’m sure if we ever did need him he’d put in 110%, no matter how ineffective that might be.

    It’s a shame some of our more talented pros over the years haven’t been a bit more Jordan Hugill.

  7. Check his career record, he has never been a prolific striker.
    We need to offload, take the financial hit, wish him well & apologise for wasting 18 months of his life.

  8. I’ve never quite understood why people think we bought him for the Championship long before being relegated. Why would we ever think, ‘hey that guy who’s not prolific for Preston is just the guy to get is back to the Premiership next season, but we need to get him NOW before all the other teams like Barnsley and Burton Albion become interested. If we pay him Premier League wages while planning for life in the Championship, that’ll make sense.’

    I don’t understand why we bought the lad but something always seemed a bit fishy. Nice chap. Had good money out of us. Hopefully he can now go and find his level in the Championship or League One and we may find ourselves paying part of his wage until his contract with us expires.

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