It is no secret that Manuel Pellegrini needs to sell some of his squad to cope with the Hammers’ expenditure this summer, and the 27-year-old has to be one of those outgoings.
Wigan were reported by the Sun to have had an offer accepted for the Hammers’ flop but struggled to agree to terms with the striker, who is currently on £40,000 per-week according to the national newspaper.
Claret and Hugh have now revealed that a second club has agreed a fee with the Hammers but once again, Hugill doesn’t particularly want to move to that unnamed side.
The reliable club source claim that any deal regarding the forward is likely to run up until transfer deadline day, something Pellegrini must not risk.
With the clock ticking regarding the transfer window, West Ham must find a way to get Hugill out of the club, no matter what it takes.
The 27-year-old has only played for 22 minutes in the Premier League and has failed to score a competitive goal for the Hammers since he arrived at the club.
With Sebastien Haller now joining Javier Hernandez at the club as West Ham’s two main out-and-out strikers, Hugill has no chance of game time, especially after spending the majority of his time at the Hammers on loan to Championship club Middlesbrough.
The 27-year-old only managed to score six goals in 37 league appearances in the second-tier, something that only highlights how he is not cut out for the Premier League.
West Ham must do all it takes to get rid of the failed signing, and not risk taking it closer to deadline day than it needs to be.