Middlesbrough have been offered the chance to make Jordan Hugill’s loan spell a permanent one according to the Northern Echo.
Hugill has endured a mixed spell with the promotion-chasing side this season, and has made 19 starts in 30 appearances for Boro.
He has netted six league goals for Tony Pulis’ side and he’ll be hoping to play his part as they challenge for a long-awaited return to the Premier League.
There were high hopes for Hugill when he first joined West Ham from Preston North End, but he struggled for game time and was sent out on loan to Middlesbrough at the start of this year’s campaign.
Hugill certainly has the ability to be playing in the top flight and has already shown that he can score goals on a regular basis.
He was Preston’s main attacking outlet for a number of years, which established him asa. Proven striker in the Championship.
It is thought that West Ham are eager to get the £10m back that they spent on the striker back in January 2018.
It remains to be seen as to whether Boro will be willing to meet their asking price for the striker, but it’s sure to not be the last we hear of speculation regarding Hugill’s future at West Ham.
The 26-year-old will be hoping to have his long-term future resolved at the earliest of opportunities.
But Hugill will be hoping to help his side end their four-match winless run when they take on league-leaders, Norwich City at the weekend after a lengthy international break.
I’m not sure he’s worth anywhere near the £10m mark.
Hugill is a proven Championship striker, but there are better options out there for Boro if they are looking for someone who can score goals for them.
They should remain patient for now and assess other options.