Jordan Hugill: the imposing target man in talks with West Ham United

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Leeds United and Crystal Palace after reportedly "battling" to sign Preston North End forward Jordan Hugill, who was omitted from his side's 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest on Tuesday (30 January) due to speculation surrounding his future.

However, another London club have swooped in for Hugill and according to the BBC, West Ham have thrashed out a fee for the striker with the Championship club.

Hugill will wear the No 12 shirt at the London Stadium and can't wait to impress out on the pitch at his new club. We got on the train at lunchtime and I couldn't tell you what happened, it's all been a blur! West Ham are suddenly looking thin in the forward positions: with Marko Arnautovic and Andy Carroll injured, Diafra Sakho sold to Rennes and André Ayew looking set to...

"It's fantastic to know I'm a Premier League footballer": Jordan Hugill.




"It's a new challenge for me, playing in the Premier League, but they are going to get nothing less than 100 per cent". I'm going to give absolutely everything for this club and for my team-mates.

This will be a blow to Palace who thought that this would be a sure thing in the morning but it will be a boost for West Ham who have been struggling this season and will hope Hugill will add the goals they need.

He also played for non-league Whitby Town and Marske United before moving to League Two side Port Vale where he impressed to earn a move to Preston.

The in-form goalscorer was also a target for Crystal Palace but the Hammers have stolen a march on their rivals.

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