West Ham striker Jordan Hugill is currently agreeing personal terms with Wigan Athletic after the two clubs agreed a fee, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
The Hammers signed the striker from the Lilywhites back in January 2018, but Hugill has not met the grade at the London Stadium and West Ham now look set to cut their losses on him.
Hugill spent last season on loan with Championship play-off challengers Middlesborough, but he failed to oust Britt Assombalonga as the club’s first-choice striker and scored just seven goals in 42 appearances.
The 27-year-old would be the Latics’ fourth signing of the summer following the additions of David Marshall, Lewis Macleod and Antonee Robinson.
Hugill could a decent addition to the Latics squad, but it is important they invest the correct amount of money in him as the move is also something of a risk.
He did not exactly shine at the Riverside Stadium last term, so the jury is out on whether he still possesses his goalscoring touch that earned him a move to London in the first place.
He is also likely to be on big money at West Ham, as they would have surely offered him a Premier League wage when he joined the club. This means the Latics need to be shrewd in their negotiations to avoid over-investing.
But if Wigan can indeed strike a fair deal, he would add solid depth to Cook’s forward options and should be a useful addition for a club of Wigan’s stature.