By Wayne Veysey

18th Aug, 2020 | 7:09pm

Sources: Norwich City on brink of £5m signing from West Ham

Norwich City are close to completing the signing of Jordan Hugill from West Ham for £5million, Football Insider understands.

The 28-year-old is out of favour at the London Stadium and has been given the green light to leave by manager David Moyes.

A source at Carrow Road has told Football Insider that the Canaries have moved quickly for Hugill after he returned from his loan spell at QPR and are the brink of securing a seven-figure deal for his capture.

Hugill arrived in east London from Preston North End back in January 2018 when current Hammers boss David Moyes was in his first spell as manager.

However, the Middlesbrough-born hitman struggled to replicate his fine Championship form in the Premier League and made just three appearances for the Hammers before he was shipped out on loan to Boro.

After a year in the north east, he moved across London to QPR for another temporary move where he struck 15 goals in 41 appearances for Mark Warburton’s side.

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Now he is set for a permanent exit from the London Stadium and recently-relegated Norwich have moved swiftly to take him to Norfolk.

Hugill has scored a total of 42 goals in 176 appearances in the second tier after his time at Preston, QPR and Boro.

Norwich currently have Teemu Pukki, Josip Drmic, Adam Idah and Sebastian Soto as their centre-forward options.

The Canaries have already been busy in the transfer window this summer with nine new signings through the door, including the likes of Kieran Dowell from Everton, Oliver Skipp from Spurs and Xavi Quintilla from Villareal.

In other Norwich City news, Football Insider has revealed the seven-figure fee for one of their new arrivals.