Jordan Hugill's latest performance suggests West Ham future looks bleak
Burton Albion are into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup after a brilliant win over Championship side Middlesbrough yesterday evening. Southampton loanee Jake Hesketh’s 48th-minute goal proved enough to knock Boro out and continue the Brewers brilliant run.
One man who was certainly culpable for the result was West Ham loanee, Jordan Hugill.
He was anonymous for much of the fixture and was slated by Boro fans after the game.
In a week where Tony Pulis was standoffish about his potential permanent transfer to Teesside, it was a bad time to put in such a display.
“We’ve got Jordan until the end of the season so that’s there, that’s in place.
”I think our priority is to try and get the players to add to that group and get the players who, when we play at home, will change the game and win games at times.”
West Ham signed the Preston North End striker in January. David Moyes pushed for the player’s signature, after an impressive run of form at Deepdale. He cost the Hammers a reported £8 million, in what was a club record sale for the Championship side.
However, he played just three times for West Ham in the second half of last season at a combined value of just 22 minutes. Not unsurprisingly, the 26-year-old failed to score for his new club.
With Moyes gone in the summer and Hugill struggling he was swiftly sent out on loan.
However, his current tally of four goals in 19 games is hardly exciting West Ham fans regarding a potential Hammers future. If they did manage to sell him, retrieving anything near his original asking price would be something of a miracle.
It looks as though this was £8 million down the drain from Moyes and West Ham.