Wigan Athletic have reportedly agreed a fee with West Ham to sign Jordan Hugill, according to journalist, Alan Nixon.
WEST HAM. WIGAN. Fee agreed for Hugill. Player wants a chunk to leave Hammers to make up for his pay drop at Latics. Ongoing. But can't be ongoing for long.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) July 21, 2019
Hugill has struggled for game time since moving to West Ham, and it will come as no surprise to see the striker heading for the exit door this summer.
He spent last season on loan with promotion-chasing Middlesbrough, where he scored six goals in 36 league appearances, as they narrowly missed out on a top-six finish.
It remains to be seen as to what fee has been agreed between the two clubs, but there appears to be a stumbling block, with Hugill wanting a fee to make up for the wage cut he would receive to join Wigan.
Wigan will be hoping that the move can progress quickly, so that they can add Hugill to their squad ahead of the new Championship season, which gets underway in August.
The Latics have a season-opener against Cardiff City, in what will be a tough test against Neil Warnock’s men, in their first game back in the Championship.
They’ll be hoping to get this one over the line as soon as possible.
Hugill has struggled for minutes with West Ham, and it was only a matter of time before he left the club on a permanent deal, but I’m surprised it’s Wigan he’s heading off to.
I thought a promotion-chasing club would have been after him, so it’s a real coup for the Latics to agree a fee to sign him, although it seems as though they face a nervous wait to confirm the deal.