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Hugill expects to seal exit this weekend

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attacker Jordan Hugill expects to sign for QPR this weekend, according to the Daily Mail.

The national newspaper claim the 27-year-old Hammers forward is close to agreeing a season-long to the London club as he is eager to link up with QPR boss Mark Warburton.

The Daily Mail report that Hugill has been pursued by a number of Championship clubs this summer, including Wigan Athletic and Bristol City, despite failing to live up to expectations at the London Stadium.

Football Insider previously reported that QPR were in advance talks with the Hammers over borrowing Hugill as they believe he can add goals to their side.

It seems Hugill is almost out the door at for another season as he apparently expects to have a move to QPR wrapped up this weekend. It’s no surprise that the 27-year-old is not spending his 2019/20 campaign at the Hammers as after managing only three appearances for the first-team since joining from Preston, it’s hard to imagine calling upon him. This means that Hugill had to find a way to exit the club if he wanted to kick a ball in the upcoming campaign. The only surprising thing about this move is the fact Hugill is only going out on loan. Given that the attacker’s future at the London Stadium looks so bleak, you feel the Hammers would have sold him if there was a club willing to take him on a permanent basis. However after his disappointing spell at Middlesbrough last season, perhaps no one wanted to gamble on signing him permanently. Hugill managed only seven goals in 41 outings for the Championship side, and only scored a goal every 293 minutes (Source: BBC), which hardly screams prolific. 

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