Jordan Hugill is a prime candidate to become West Ham United’s number nine under David Moyes next season, according to Football.London.
The 27-year-old joined West Ham from Preston North End in January 2018, but he has failed to make an impact for the Hammers, making three substitute appearances and failing to find the net.
Hugill has since spent time away from West Ham out on loan, scoring seven goals in 41 appearances for Middlesbrough last season, and netting 13 times in 37 games for Queens Park Rangers this term.
After finding his goalscoring touch in the Championship, Hugill could now be set to play a key role under David Moyes as West Ham hope to stay in the Premier League for the 2020/21 campaign.
Due to the club’s finances amid current events, Football.London claim that Hugill, alongside Xande Silva, are two prime candidates to become West Ham’s main striker next season.
The Hammers’ place in the Premier League isn’t secure just yet, with the London club sitting 16th in the table and level on points with Bournemouth in 18th.
I think it’s slightly risky from West Ham if they are to put Hugill as their main centre-forward next season.
There can be no denying that he has been a key player for QPR during his loan spell in West London this season, but despite popping up with some vital goals, you can argue that he isn’t really prolific nor sharp enough to playing week in, week out in the Premier League.
If they can put loads of flair players around him such as Felipe Anderson and potentially Grady Diangana and deliver good balls into the box, then he is always going to be a threat and he is always going to have a chance of scoring.
But there is more to being a decent Premier League striker than just aerial threat, and I don’t feel that he has the pace to thrive in the top-flight to be honest.