'He's ready'- Moyes drops hint that Jan signing will play for West Ham v Brighton
West Ham United manager David Moyes has given a huge hint that he could be ready to give January transfer window signing Jordan Hugill his Hammers debut at the weekend.
The boss, speaking in his pre-match press conference, alluded to the newcomer’s potential to play a role in his side’s visit to the Amex on Saturday against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Hugill trained with Irons first team on Friday following his deadline day move to the London Stadium in a four-and-a-half-year deal from Preston for an undisclosed fee and Moyes confirmed that the 25-year-old is “ready.”
The Hammers were keen to tie up a deal for a forward during the window as they had an attack which was blighted by injuries to a number of their key forwards.
Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini, Pedro Obiang and Marko Arnautovic were all sidelined making the signing of an attacker imperative.
Hugill has been in fantastic form for North End in the Championship where he has notched up ten goals in 29 outings.
West Ham were linked to Leicester’s Islam Slimani which failed to materialise but they did manage to pull off a deal for Dapo Afolayan, a striker who signed from Solihull Moors right at the deadline.
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