Jordan Hugill is someone that has barely been given a chance to impress at West Ham, but he’s currently impressing out on loan and proving his qualities.
The centre-forward joined the Hammers in January 2018 and was given just three senior appearances that campaign after joining mid-season.
He was shipped out on loan to Middlesbrough last year, where he managed seven goals in 41 games across all competitions.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side decided this summer to send him back out on loan to the Championship again, as he linked up with QPR on a season-long loan.
Hugill has certainly found his feet at Loftus Road, with five goals in just six league appearances so far this season.
With the 27-year-old starting the new campaign on fire with QPR, is there a chance he could still carve out a future with West Ham at the London Stadium?
Hugill has to be admired for the way he’s adjusted so quickly at QPR and he’s shown he can be a decent goal threat at Championship level.
It looked a slight punt when West Ham signed Hugill from Preston North End 18 months ago, but he hardly got the chance to show if he’s capable at top-flight level as three games is not enough to judge someone.
He is a striker that can play on the last defender and make intelligent runs in behind, while he’s shown of late he has composure in front of goal.
But West Ham appearing to be moving in one direction under Pellegrini to try force their way into European contention and it would surely take a 20-plus goal season with QPR for Hugill to be considered by Pellegrini.