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No Hugill recall option until January

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West Ham United have no recall option in the contract of striker Jordan Hugill, who is at for the season, according to Claret & Hugh.

The reliable Hammers news source claims that the former standout, who swapped the for Loftus Road on a temporary basis this summer, cannot be called back to the club until January.

The situation up front in is seemingly about to get more uncertain, with Claret & Hugh’s report stating that Mexican international Javier Hernandez is expected to leave the within 48 hours.

The 27-year-old is tearing it up with QPR at present, scoring five goals in six games in all competitions to start the new campaign [Source: WhoScored].


This is no surprise, in all honesty. You wouldn’t expect West Ham to have the option to recall Hugill before the winter window, although there sometimes are exceptions. Even if they did, though, it’s doubtful that they would do it, simply because manager Manuel Pellegrini doesn’t really seem to fancy the Englishman. That is the cold hard truth at the end of the day, and that’s why the Chilean has sanctioned two successive spells for him. The form of Hugill, while extremely encouraging and gratifying for him personally, likely isn’t doing anything to make Pellegrini feel he made a mistake in giving him the boot. The only thing that could likely see Hugill recalled in January is if Hernandez leaves and then club record signing Sebastien Haller gets injured for a significant length of time. That would leave only new recruit and young forward Xande Silva as Pellegrini’s options in attack. So unless that happens, expect to see Hugill remain at QPR for the entirety of the campaign.

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