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Leeds and West Brom battle for PL-based signing

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West Ham’s Jordan Hugill is attracting attention from a number of Championship clubs, with the Daily Star reporting Leeds and West Brom are the latest clubs to take an interest.

Wigan were reported to have agreed a fee with The Hammers, and whilst Preston are also interested it is believed that the player wants a pay-off from the London club to enable his departure.

Hugill has played just 12 minutes for West Ham since arriving in January 2018 and after spending the whole of last season on loan at Middlesbrough he looks destined to leave the club this summer.

West Brom and Leeds may be in a better position financially than other clubs interested and therefore could meet the 27-year-old’s wage demands.

The striker has 29 goals in 137 Championship appearances, but it is his all-round play, most notably his physical and aerial presence, which makes him such a handful for defences to cope with.

The Verdict

It would be a shock to see him join Leeds or West Brom, both teams have accomplished Championship strikers, with The Baggies having signed Kenneth Zohore just last week – a style of striker very similar to Hugill.

It is difficult to see how he would fit into Bielsa’s system or style of play, as he is not particularly good with the ball at his feet and wouldn’t be able to link play in the way the Argentine likes.

However, he would be a very effective impact player for both teams, and has the ability to come on and unnerve defences, a role he performed often at Boro.


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