West Brom are close to securing the loan signing of Norwich City striker Jordan Hugill, as per a tweet from The Sun’s Alan Nixon.
The 29-year-old scored four times in 31 Championship outings for The Canaries last season, although, the vast majority of those appearances came from the bench.
The forward has over 200 Championship games to his name, scoring 46 second-tier goals in the process.
Hugill has not appeared in Norwich’s squad for their opening two Premier League games, and it appears that his lack of game time with the Norfolk club last season, and into this new campaign, has alerted clubs in the second-tier of English football.
Nottingham Forest have been linked with a move for Hugill this summer, with Football Insider reporting in early July that The Reds were preparing a move, however, Nixon’s latest update suggests that the promotion-chasing Baggies are the latest club showing interest.
Hugill has proved that he has the ability to cut it at Championship level, and last season he was a victim of Teemu Pukki enjoying another incredible season.
Hugill’s height and build will offer West Brom’s front-line a bit more of a physical presence, whilst he has the speed to cause problems in behind.
The former Preston North End man also has a knack for scoring goals, and when given a run of games in the second-tier, he has typically taken that chance well.
Hugill is also a relentless worker out of possession, who will suit Ismael’s high-pressing style of football well and would fit in seamlessly, should a move be made.