By Richard Parks
West Ham are ready to offload Jordan Hugill just months after paying £9million for him, according to a report.
The Sun claim the January signing from Preston North End is “heading for a quick exit” from the London Stadium after failing to make an impact at the club.
It is said that Hugill, 25, could leave either on a permanent deal or on loan in the summer window as West Ham look for a buyer for his services.
The centre-forward has failed to score for the Premier League club but has been given just 22 minutes of action since arriving at the end of the January window.
He had spent his entire career in the lower divisions before making the step up to the English top flight.
Football Insider verdict:
What a disappointment it has been for Hugill at West Ham. He has barely been used by David Moyes – just three substitute appearances so far – and clearly the manager doesn’t fancy him. Which begs the question, why exactly was he signed in the first place? The 6ft striker was a force to be reckoned with in the Championship, not quite at the level of Burnley’s Chris Wood, but a difficult opponent, nonetheless. West Ham will not be short of takers for a summer loan, particularly among second-tier clubs after his 30 goals in 114 Premier League matches, but they will struggle to recoup the £9million fee they shelled out for the front man in the winter window.