Preston fans delighted with Hugill transfer fee after West Ham move

Newcastle player Isaac Hayden (l) is challenged by Jordan Hugill of Preston during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Preston North End at St James' Park on April...

Championship side Preston raked in a reported £8million from West Ham.

Preston North End's Jordan Hugill during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Birmingham City at Deepdale on January 20, 2018 in Preston, England.

West Ham United completed the signing of target man Jordan Hugill from Championship side Preston North End on deadline day for a reported £8million - and Preston fans are delighted after raking in the seven-figure fee.

The Daily Mail claimed on deadline day that the Hammers had splashed out £8million to sign the 25-year-old target man, who has found the back of the net 10 times this season already.

The Hammers endured a frustrating January transfer window that has been highlighted by the club's huge injury list, with a whole host of attacking stars currently sidelined including Andy Carroll, Manuel Lanzini and Marko Arnautovic.

A dejected looking David Moyes manager of West Ham United during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at London Stadium on January 30, 2018 in London,...

However, they did manage to lure Inter Milan attacker Joao Mario to the London Stadium on loan while Hugill replaces the £18million loss of Andre Ayew who has returned to former side Swansea City where brother Jordan plays.

Instead of being disheartened at losing their star striker, Preston are instead delighted to rake in such a transfer fee after already luring striker Louis Moult to Deepdale from Motherwell, after he scored 14 in 22 for the Well this season.

One fan described the fee as "good money".

 

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