Midlands giants West Bromwich Albion have joined the growing list of teams in for West Ham United striker Jordan Hugill, according to the Daily Star.
The newspaper claims that the Baggies are one of the teams in for the 27-year-old, although their divisional rivals Wigan Athletic are thought to be leading the way for the Hammers outcast.
However, it’s said that the former Preston North End frontman would need to take a pay cut on his £40,000-per-week wages if he makes the switch to the DW Stadium.
Which has opened the door for Slaven Bilic’s side, and their promotion rivals Leeds United, to enter the fray.
Who would have thought there would be such an impressive queue forming for Hugill’s services? What’s telling, though, is that the team where he spent last season on loan seemingly aren’t interested in having him back. Middlesbrough’s name hasn’t really come up at any point in discussions over who’s in on a permanent move for the Hammers striker. That hasn’t stopped several other second tier teams from casting admiring glances the 27-year-old’s way, though. Wigan continue to be the frontrunners to secure his signature, but West Brom and Leeds, you’d think, will give them serious competition. The Baggies have seen their attacking corps gutted this summer, and simply adding Kenneth Zohore from Cardiff City isn’t likely to power them back to the Premier League. On paper, Hugill wouldn’t either, but if Bilic can get him back to the form that earned him a move to the London Stadium then perhaps he may be able to do the business.