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Report: Villa approach West Ham over striker loan

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has approached West Ham over the possibility of taking Jordan Hugill on loan.

The Birmingham Mail says Villa are in desperate need of firepower with strikers Scott Hogan, Keinan Davis and Rushian Hepburn-Murphy all sidelined through injury. Villa’s only fit forward is Ivorian Jonathan Kodjia and he missed virtually all of last season due to a troublesome ankle problem.

Bruce is said to be a long-term admirer of Hugill and has followed his career closely since he notched a double at Villa Park for Preston 18 months ago. The Preston forward joined the Hammers under David Moyes in a deal reportedly worth £10million last January.

Hugill has also been linked to loans to QPR, Leeds and Glasgow Rangers. The Hammers would prefer to make a deal permanent but may agree on a loan with an option to buy as a compromise.

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Hugill was one of six players left out of a four day pre-season trip to Austria. The others being Sam Byram, Edi Fernandes, Reece Oxford, Sead Hakšabanović and Matt Holland.

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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

2 comments on “Report: Villa approach West Ham over striker loan

  1. sounds like a deal,

  2. To be honest it would have been a surprise to see Matt Holland in the squad Sean

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