West Ham are ready to cut their losses on Jordan Hugill and cash in on the striker for £5million in January, according to Football Insider.
The reliable news outlet claims that Hugill, 27, has been deemed surplus to requirements by Manuel Pellegrini even though he has been on a hot goalscoring streak while on loan at QPR this season.
West Ham signed Hugill for £10million from Preston in January 2018 but are now ready to take a 50 per cent hit on that figure by offloading the in-form striker in the winter transfer window.
If West Ham want to cash in on Hugill then January is definitely the time to do it. The former Port Vale striker has scored six goals in 11 Championship appearances on loan at QPR this season and only three players in the second-tier can boast a better record. No one really saw this coming after the way the 27-year-old performed on loan at Middlesbrough last term but then again, he was managed by Tony Pulis, a manager who is never going to fully get the most out of strikers. It will be interesting to see if QPR stump up the cash to sign Hugill permanently. Mark Warburton’s side have started well this season and that is largely down to the form of strikers Hugill and Nahki Wells. Maybe they will see the value of signing the West Ham striker on a permanent basis rather than see him join a league rival.