By Frank McAvennie

19th Aug, 2020 | 4:00pm

Exclusive: Pundit claims West Ham senior star on verge of 'Great move' as talks advance

Frank McAvennie has claimed that West Ham are making the right decision by selling Jordan Hugill this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Jason Jones, the former Irons striker suggested that the 28-year-old has not done enough to justify his place in David Moyes’ squad next season, and could be one of a number of departures from the London Stadium in the coming weeks.

As revealed by Football Insider, the Hammers are in advanced talks with Norwich City to sell the hitman in a deal worth around £5 million.

Hugill is currently on a salary of around £40,000-a-week, and his exit would free up considerable space on the Irons’ wage bill this summer.

And McAvennie believes it is time for him to go.

When asked whether selling Hugill was the right move during an interview with Football Insider, he said: “I think so.

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“He had his chance and he didn’t take it. I think he knows he’s not going to get a game, the management will know, so they’re better moving him on.

“When they brought him in, they were trying to play him everywhere, but it just didn’t work.

“There are a few players at West Ham that they’ve got to get out before they can bring others in. I think if Hugill can get to Norwich, that would a great move for him.”

Hugill signed for the Hammers from Preston North End in a deal worth just over £9 million in January 2018.

Since then, he has struggled to make an impression on the first team picture in east London, and has been limited to just three appearances, failing to score in any of them.

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