Harry Redknapp and Danny Murphy comment on Jordan Hugill's West Ham United move

Jordan Hugill of Preston North End rounds David Stockdale of Brighton & Hove Albion to score the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and...

West Ham United signed Jordan Hugill from Preston North End.

Jordan Hugill of Preston North End rounds David Stockdale of Brighton & Hove Albion to score the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and...

Harry Redknapp has told BT Sport that he feels Jordan Hugill can make an impact at West Ham United.

Hugill signed for West Ham yesterday, in a deadline day move from Preston North End, which was worth £8 million according to the Daily Mail.

The addition of the target man has not gone down particularly well at the London Stadium, with some supporters questioning West Ham’s ambition.

Jordan Hugill of Preston North End celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Preston North End at Amex Stadium on October...

But Redknapp does think that Hugill could have an impact for the Hammers.

“He’s strong and aggressive. He’s raw,” Redknapp said. “Possibly, he’ll make an impact. He knows centre halves around, and he’s a handful, but it’s a big step up.”

Danny Murphy also told Match of the Day, which was broadcast on BBC One on 31st January, that West Ham have made a clever signing by bringing in Hugill.

Jordan Hugill of Preston North End in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Nottingham Forest at Deepdale on April 1, 2017 in Preston, England.

The target-man has a lot to prove, but Murphy thinks that Hugill will be able to connect with supporters.

Murphy said: “I think it’s a clever bit of business. It’s probably worth the risk, the fans might relate to him.”

Hugill has a credible scoring record in the Championship but it remains to be seen whether he can have a similar impact at the top level.

Hugill could make his West Ham debut at the weekend, when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion.

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