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Leeds United’s January refusal on Jordan Hugill could now pay off

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Leeds United’s January refusal on Jordan Hugill could now pay off

Leeds United are said to be keen on Hugill.

Leeds United are reportedly set to battle QPR for the signature of Jordan Hugill this summer. The Sun report, that Marcelo Bielsa is keen on the former Preston man to spearhead the attack for Leeds next season, with a loan deal being lined up.

It would be a great move from Leeds, who decided against paying big to sign Hugill back in January.

With Leeds’ promotion hopes starting to wain, the club were looking to bring goals in to get them back on the front-line.

Leeds, therefore, joined the likes of Reading and Bristol City in the hunt for the player. With good reason as well. The striker had been in fine form for Preston, scoring 23 goals in the previous one-and-a-half seasons at Deepdale.

But, as reported by Leeds Live at the end of January, the West Yorkshire side would not make a move for Hugill unless Preston lowered their £10 million demands.

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They did not and, in the end, Hugill made a shock move to West Ham. The deal, worth around £10 million, came as a surprise and was clearly a David Moyes decision. But Hugill rarely got a chance at the London Stadium. He featured for just 22 minutes overall in three appearances for West Ham.

With Moyes now gone, it appears Hugill is surplus to requirements. Now Leeds finally have a chance to get their hands on the player and will not have to pay a ridiculous amount of money for the pleasure.

Leeds’ decision not to meet the demands Preston had for Hugill could now pay off big time if they get the 26-year-old on loan this summer.

If Leeds could partner him with another transfer target Matej Vydra, then Leeds will have a potent Championship attack.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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